Kinship care is the full-time care, nurturing and protection of children by relatives; grandparents, adult siblings, godparents, stepparents, 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. The Kinship Support Services Program offers much-needed support to kinship families.
Can the Kinship Support Services Program help me?
Since 2001, Family Support Services’ Kinship Support services Program has provided services to caregivers who are caring for a relative child (including fictive-kin). Services are provided to families that live in Northern Alameda County, including Albany through Oakland, and all areas in the east and west of the target area. The Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) provides the following supportive services:
- Information and Referral. Includes but is not limited to:
- Community Resources Permanency Options
- Financial Options
- Crisis intervention
- Intensive home-based case management services
- Advocacy and assistance with navigating through supportive systems
- Support Group (Click Here)
- Educational workshops and community trainings (Click Here)
- Educational advocacy and academic support
- Youth program (Click Here)
Services are offered in English and Spanish.
For more information:
All of our services are offered to families at no cost to them.
Call (510) 834-2443 ext. 3008 and join us at a support group where you will meet other caregivers who understand your successes and challenges…