Sharing from our partners at the Kinship Care Resource Center (KCRC):
Attached is a flier describing Respite Care funding for kinship caregivers who live in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Washtenaw Counties. The flier is also linked on our website which may be helpful for those who are not served by the four funded counties for Respite.
Through the network of Kinship Care Navigators, the KCRC strives to ensure that all current and prospective kinship caregivers are supported and connected with resources and services that they need to ensure the well-being of the children they are raising and to care for themselves. When Kinship Caregivers have the knowledge, tools, and resources they need, outcomes for child safety, permanency, and well-being improve.
Families are welcome to contact the MSU Kinship Care Resource Center toll-free Information and Referral line at (800) 535-1218. Visit www.kinship.msu.edu to receive updates and learn more.
The Kinship Care Resource Center (KCRC) is a non-profit organization through the School of Social Work at Michigan State University that serves kinship families across the state of Michigan. Kinship care is the full time care, nurturing and protection of children by relatives, members of their tribes or clans, godparents, stepparents, or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child (Child Welfare League of America, 2011).