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Helping Services:

Looking for support?

Call a Family Navigator at 410.252.4000 ext. 1511 or email

If you are concerned about a child experiencing behavioral, emotional, or developmental challenges, or if you are just overwhelmed, a Family Navigator can help by offering support and compassion and connecting you with existing community based services.

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Browse through our Resource Navigation pages to find useful information about Mental/Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Educational Advocacy, Physical Health and Insurance, Substance Abuse and more.

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If you are not sure what you need, call a Family Navigator at 410.252.4000 ext. 1511 or email

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Call a Family Navigator at 410.252.4000 ext. 1511 or email

A Family Navigator is the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, who has learned from the challenges of being caregiver, and is knowledgeable about Baltimore County support services and delivery systems. A Family Navigator can work with you over the phone or meet with you at a time and location that is convenient for you to help you identify your strengths and challenges and develop a plan of action.

Baltimore County Kinship Care Program

The challenges of raising grandchildren and other related children can severely stretch the resources a family has available to them. As a kinship care provider, you may be eligible for certain resources to help you raise the child you are caring for. 

A Kinship Care Navigator can connect you with:
Financial assistance resources
Support for housing
Child care Resources
Health care services
Legal services
Support groups
Behavioral/mental health services
Educational advocates

What is Kinship Care?

Kinship Care means 24-hour a day care and supportive services to a minor child in the home of a relative by blood or marriage. Kinship Care families may or may not have a formal connection with the Department of Social Services. 

When should you contact a Kinship Care Navigator?

If you have questions or are overwhelmed with your challenges as a caretaker, feel free to call. A Kinship Care Navigator is knowledgeable about the service systems in Baltimore County, and is available to provide support and guidance. A Kinship Care Navigator can help you find what you need at no cost.

Don’t hesitate to contact Baltimore County Kinship Navigator Program at 410-252-4000 x1515 or  

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KINSHIP CARE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS - Sponsored by Child and Family Services and Open to ALL Families in the Community

Purpose: To provide support and to help kinship families to find solutions to the challenges they face in caring for grand children, nieces/nephews, etc.

Eastside Kinship Care Support Group

St. Rita Parish Center
2903 Dunleer Rd.
Dundalk, MD 21222

All groups are held on every last Thursday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. A pizza dinner is provided. Childcare and a light dinner provided. RSVP required.  Call  Ms. Julie Scott 410-252-4000 x1515

Dates for Spring 2015 - 2016

Dundalk: October 29, 2015; November 19, 2015;

                          December 11, 2016; January 2 8, 2016; February 25, 2016; March 31,                         

                          April 28, 2016; May 26, 2016

Westside Kinship Care Support Group

Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Dr.
Randallstown, MD

All meetings are held on Fridays from 10 a.m.-12 noon. A light breakfast is provided. Call Vanessa Bethea Izagbo at 410-282-9430, x102 to find out date and topics.

Randallstown:  September 11, 2015; October 9, 2015; November 13, 2015; December 11, 2015; January 8, 2016; February 12, 2016; March 11, 2016; April 8, 2016; May 13, 2016; June 10, 2016


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