Are you a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or other family member raising a relative's child?

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It's not uncommon to find yourself caring for your relatives' children, but most do so with little formal help. Sadly, that lack of assistance may lead to family stress that impacts the entire family. 

Kinship is a program available to family members caring for a relative's child(ren) in Hillsborough, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. It helps families connect to necessary services, expand family support systems, and reduce stress to promote family stability.

The referral process is simple: Call the Kinship Intake Line at 888.920.8761 to participate. A Family Support Coordinator will contact you to schedule a thorough in-home assessment to determine your needs. In-home services are available.

Upcoming Kinship Support Group Events

Kinship can help you:

Call Kinship for information and assistance in Hillsborough, osceola, orange, Pasco, Pinellas, and Pasco counties: (888) 920-8761 (toll-free).

 

Support Groups

Monthly support groups are available to help relative caregivers with similar experiences make new connections with other caregivers and increase their social support.

All families are invited to participate in these recreational activities and social outings. Relative caregivers and children can attend. For more information, call the contact person below, check out our monthly newsletters or see the calendar of events on the right for meeting dates and details.

Osceola Support Group - Jenniffer Villa-Bonilla at 813-860-9384 or email at jbonilla@childrenshomenetwork.org

Pasco Support Group-Patrick Smith- 813-860-9373 or email at psmith@childrenshomenetwork.org

Orange Support Group- Audreka Felix 813-860-9169 or afelix@childrenshomenetwork.org

Hillsborough Support Group- Tena Randecker 813-860-9355 or trandecker@childrenshomenetwork.org

Seminole County Support Group- Larry Cooper 813-860-9154 or lcooper@childrenshomenetwork.org


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