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
Behavioral/mental health services
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.
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 Kinship@cc-md.org
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.
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