Kinship Care In Washington State
Are you a grandparent or other family member raising a relative’s child? You are not alone. Over 35,000 people in Washington State are caring for a relative’s child.
The financial, legal, and emotional issues of raising a relative’s child can be challenging. Services and support when raising a relative’s child can be a lifesaver.
Getting answers to questions and finding services, programs, and support can be confusing and overwhelming. We are here to help.
What information do you need today?
Click here to learn about changes in Child Care (WCCC) and Financial Assistance (TANF) benefits.
Financial Help, Child care, Free or Reduced Price food, Foster Care Resources, and the Family Health Hotline
Applying for Children’s Health Coverage, Finding Dental Care, Mental Health Services, Drug and Alcohol Services, Informed Consent for Medical and Mental Health Services, and Resources for Children with Disabilities
Raising Children Today
Information and Training, Raising a Child with Special Needs, Raising a Child of a Substance Abuser, and Mentoring Children
Legal options, Legal services, and Child support resources
Kinship Navigators, Resource Persons and Support Groups
Find your local contact information for support groups, Kinship Navigators and resource persons who are there to support you and other grandparents and relatives raising children.
For professionals, advocates and relatives raising children; kinship care related legislative, policy and public information documents
Kinship publications, websites, book
Special events and new resources: