Kinship Care Options brochure from Virginia Department of Social Services
Kinship care is a way for children to stay connected to family when they have been voluntarily or involuntarily removed from the care of their parents. Removal may become necessary due to a parent’s illness, incarceration, lack of housing, insufficient income, abuse or neglect. Regardless of the reason for kinship care,most children fare better when connections to family and loved ones are maintained.
National Kinship Alliance for Children
The National Kinship Alliance for Children is a nationwide network of kinship caregivers, community members, and professionals working together to provide education and support, advocacy, and thought leadership for kinship families.
Generations together’s mission is to create vibrant, multi-generational communities where children who have experienced foster care find permanent, loving families; those families receive integral support; and seniors find meaningful purpose as valued members of the community.
Their goals are..
- Increase the number of families who can consider providing a permanent home for a foster child and/or sibling group by providing affordable housing;
- Increase the relational support these families need to thrive by providing onsite services and by equipping and enhancing the community to care for itself.