Out-Of-State Resources


More than 8 million children under the age of 18 are being raised by their grandparents, other family members, or close family friends. Unlike foster parents, these kin caregivers often receive little to no financial support or advice on how to navigate the challenges associated with raising children that are not your own. The Kinship Navigator Programs help fill that gap—providing caregivers with information, education, and referrals to a wide range of services.

The goal is to maximize the caregiver’s ability to provide safety and stability for the children they’ve welcomed into their home.

Alabama Alabama Foster & Adoptive Parent Association 888-545-2372 afapa.org
Alaska Volunteers of America Kinship Family Program 907-265-1905 voaak.org/kinship
Arizona Arizona Kinship Support Services arizonaschildren.org/kinship
Arkansas Arkansas Voices For the Children Left Behind 501-366-3647 arkansasvoices.org
California Kinship Center 800-454-6744 kinshipcenter.org
Colorado Colorado Kinship Connection cokinship.org
Connecticut State Department on Aging-Grandparents As Parents Support Network (GAPS) (2-1-1 offers a kinship navigator service to link to resources) 800-994-9422 portal.ct.gov
Delaware State of Delaware Kinship Care Program Help Line (also the state operates the Delaware Kinship Navigator Program) 800-464-4357 dhss.delaware.gov
Florida The Children’s Home Kinship Services Network Hotline 888-920-8761 childrenshomenetwork.org/kinship-services
Georgia Kinship Care Resource Center Georgia 770-477-3417
Hawaii Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center 800-203-6150 onipaa.org
Idaho Idaho Relatives as Parents 211.idaho.gov
Illinois The Guardianship Help Desk 312-603-0135
Illinois State Department on Aging-Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 800-252-8966 illinois.gov
Indiana Kids Voice of Indiana kidsvoicein.org
Iowa Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association 515-229-8747
Kansas Kansas Children’s Service League – Kinship Navigator Program 316-942-4261 kcsl.org
Kentucky Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky kinshipky.org
Louisiana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana 225-810-3555 lagrg.org
Maine Kinship Care Policy maine.gov
Maryland Department of Human Services Kinship Care 888-635-4372 dhr.maryland.gov
Massachusetts Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Massachusetts 617-748-2454 massgrg.com
Minnesota Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota – Kinship Family Support 800-582-5260 lssmn.org
Mississippi Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) 662-325-3202 danielle.nadorff@msstate.edu
Missouri MU Extension’s Grandparent Warm-Line 800-552-8522 education.missouri.edu
Montana The Department of Public Health and Human Services dphhs.mt.gov
Nebraska Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association 877-257-0176 nfapa.org
Nevada Foster Kinship 702-546-9988 fosterkinship.org
New Hampshire Waypoint 603-518-4000 waypointnh.org
New Jersey Kinship Navigator Program 2-1-1 www.nj.gov
New York New York State Kinship Navigators 877-454-6463 nysnavigator.org
North Carolina Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)-Forsyth County 336-703-3744 or call local Department of Social Services www.forsyth.cc
North Dakota North Dakota Kinship Care Program 800-755-2716 www.nd.gov
Ohio Kinship Care 614-224-5802 pcsao.org
Oklahoma Contact Oklahoma DHS about Grandparents Initiative 877-283-4113 www.okdhs.org
Oregon Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers 503-945-5600 www.oregon.gov
Pennsylvania Penn State extension Support for Kinship Families 814-863-7871 extension.psu.edu
Rhode Island Children’s Friend – Kinship Care 401-276-4300 cfsri.org
South Carolina DSS South Carolina Kinship Care dss.sc.gov
South Dakota DSS South Dakota Kinship Placement 605-773-3227 dss.sd.gov
Tennessee Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Relative Caregiver Program kidcentraltn.com
Texas Texas Department of Family & Protective Services – Kinship Care 800-498-1345 www.dfps.state.tx.us
Utah Utah Foster Organization 877-505-5437 utahfostercare.org
Vermont Vermont Kin as Parents 802-871-5104 vermontkinasparents.org
Virginia NewFound Families Virginia 888-2-Foster newfoundva.org
Washington Catholic Community Services of Western Washington Kinship Care Navigator 206-328-5787 csww.org
West Virginia Mission West Virginia RAPP 304-562-0723 www.missionwv.org
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Children and Families county Kinship Care dcf.wisconsin.gov
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Health Aging Division 800-442-2766 health.wyo.gov