Support Services

KINSHIP CAREGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES

 
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2-1-1 Northeast Region 2-1-1 Northeast Region
General Information
Description of ServiceSupports friends and family members who have taken on the parenting role of children. Facilitated support groups are provided for these kinship caregivers. The support groups provide encouragement, educational information and emotional support, as well as social and recreational activities such as picnics, holiday gatherings, and community events. Youth and intergenerational programs are offered to help build internal assets and strengths in the youth, and build family skills and bonding between the family members. Respite is also provided when available.
LocationAlbany
Geographical AreaAlbany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Delaware, Otsego
TerritorySITE LOCATION FOR THIS SERVICE:

THE KINSHIP CARE OFFICE
31 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-482-8836
Fax: 518-482-5805
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessCall for details
Intake ProcedureCall Kinship Care Program at 518-482-8836
Intake RequirementsCall for appointment. The program staff will meet with families in their homes to conduct a family intake.
Additional RequirementsProof of income and children's eligibility for TANF
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityAnyone raising the children of relatives or friends in the the three county service area. They must be the primary caregiver and the biological parent must not live in the home with the child or the caregiving relative. Children must be eligible for TANF funds.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
 
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 27 North Main Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12202
Main Phone 518-482-8836
Fax 518-482-5805
Service Location Email SMAL@cccms.org
Web Address www.cccms.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: COMMUNITY MATERNITY SERVICES
Affiliated Program: KINSHIP CAREGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES
This Service: Support Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups (PN-8100.6500-030)