Are You a Relative Caregiver Taking Care of Another Relative’s Child?
You Are Not Alone!
Recent figures show that there are 20,000 minor-aged children living in households headed by grand-parents and other relative caregivers in Alameda County alone. Click here to read Ms. Wingate's story.
What is Kinship Care?
Kinship care is the full-time care, nurturing and protection of children by relatives, godparents, step-parents, or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child. Kinship Families offer a positive, stable, safe alternative placement for children who are unable to live with their biological parents.
How Can Family Support Services Help Me?
Our Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) leads a collaborative of partners who offer an array of services from which caregivers can choose. Services are offered in English and Spanish, and may include:
The First Step is to Call: (510) 834-2443 ext. 3008
Our experienced staff will talk with you about your unique situation, and how our program can work with you to meet your family’s goals.
We can come to your home, or you can come to our office. It’s your choice.
Our groups are free, and you will meet others who understand your successes and challenges. Learn about Support Groups Here.