Kinship Services

Greater Williamsburg Regional Kinship Program

Support and assistance to the relatives of children who are not involved in a foster or adoptive placement.

A kinship caregiver is a relative by blood or marriage who has been placed in the role of caregiver for a child. This may be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or other relative. The home arrangement may be formal or informal; temporary or permanent.

Program Goals

  • Assist kinship caregivers in utilizing services to meet the needs of the children they are raising
  • Promote effective partnerships among public and private agencies to provide resources and support to families
  • Develop an information and referral system to assist kinship caregivers and youth
  • Develop partnerships with community agencies who may interact with relative caregivers
  • Provide in-service training to community partners and relative caregivers
  • Establish a kinship council

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