Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Kinship Support Program

shutterstock_43969750Keeping families together and children out of foster care.

The Kinship Support program provides early intervention services to relative/non relative caregivers who provide housing and care to one or more children in the Eckerd System of Care, in an effort to reduce the number of relative/non relative placement disruptions by supporting caregivers and strengthening families.

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.

Contact:

205 West Busch Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone:813.930.7114

Funding:

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