Kinship Support Program is designed to complement case management services by providing direct support to non-licensed caregivers (relatives and non-relatives) of children in the Hillsborough County child welfare system. Services are provided in the caregivers’ homes and local communities. The program utilizes direct family involvement to develop a support plan to address necessary services such as case management, caregiver benefit assistance, crisis intervention and peer support. Support services are designed to strengthen and stabilize kinship placements in order to keep children who require out-of-home placement within their family versus licensed foster care.
Services include assisting caregivers with:
- Applying for funding
- Linkage to community resources
- Identifying an informal/formal support system
- Family advocacy
- Respite care
- In-home parenting training
The program is operated in collaboration with the Case Management Organizations and other stakeholders to keep the children who are at risk of abuse or neglect in a safe and loving home until permanency is achieved.
2205 West Busch Blvd, 1st floor
Tampa, FL 33612
Proving family contact to at risk children
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