September is Kinship care Month

Celebrating the Many Families Where Children are Raised by Grandparents, Other Relatives, and Family Friends Kinship care refers to the more than 200,000 New York children who live full time with grandparents, relatives and family friends. Their caregivers, who are frequently at or near income poverty levels, have multiple challenges — the additional costs of bringing children into their homes, … Read More

New Application for Public Assistance – LDSS 2921

Please be advised that there is a new form to fill out to receive Temporary Assistance, effective July 1.  This will replace the old 17 page green form used to fill out for the NOn Parent (NCP, OTG) kinship grant.  NYS Navigator is revising our guide on this form and will have the new guide up by August 1.  If … Read More

August Kinship Webinar – postponed

The August Kinship Webinar will be postponed until September – please join us September 6th at 10am!  If you have questions or would like to speak with someone about a presentation in your area, please call our help line at 877-454-6463.

Monthly Kinship Webinar- July 5th!

Introduction to Kinship Care:  Special Challenges and Legal Obstacles Join the Kinship Navigator Director and Staff for An Online Presentation! When: June 7th, 2016 at 10:00am. Log in Information: URL: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/888092661 Conference call: Dial +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 888-092-661 Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting This webinar is presented once a month.  It is suitable for caregivers, service providers, … Read More

House Passes Families First Act, Goes to Senate

House Passes Families First Act, Goes to Senate. Tuesday night the House of Representatives passed HR 5456,  Next week the Senate is likely to vote on the companion bill S 3065. NYS’s Senators are expected to support it.  Generations United, The Children’s Defense fund, and Child Welfare League of America have led a national effort to support this bill, for … Read More

Sign the Petition for a Presidential Proclamation to Honor Caregivers!

  Kinship caregivers spend their lives giving to the children in their families. They work to mend broken lives, protect and nurture traumatized children so they grow into healthy, productive citizens, and prevent the costly entry to foster care. As our nation is discovering the benefit of preserving family ties and working to develop appropriate programs and support for these children and their … Read More

HELP PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER AS “KINSHIP CARE MONTH” – Call the White House!

June, 2016: Message from the National Kinship Alliance for Children, the Child Welfare League of America, and the NYS Kinship Navigator. Across the nation, approximately 2.7 million grandparents and 1.4 million other relatives are caring for children. This non-parent caregiving is called “kinship care”. Kinship families are a national resource, providing homes for over 6 million children, saving over $4 … Read More

June Kinship Navigator Webinar – Join us June 7th at 10am!

Introduction to Kinship Care:  Special Challenges and Legal Obstacles Join the Kinship Navigator Director and Staff for An Online Presentation! When: June 7th, 2016 at 10:00am. Login Information: website: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/255806933 Call in using your telephone: Dial +1 (224) 501-3312 Access Code: 255-806-933 Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting This webinar is presented once a month.  Suitable for caregivers, service providers, and … Read More

Conference Registration Scholarships Available for Kinship Caregivers for upcoming Las Vegas Convention

Conference Registration Scholarships Available for Kinship Caregivers for upcoming Las Vegas Convention! Would it help you to attend this first convention, if you had a FREE registration?  If you are willing to work 3 hours with us at the convention registration desk, then we will cover your registration costs for the convention. Email Cate Hawks at hawks@fovf.org to get your FREE convention … Read More

Public School Enrollment – Updated!

Please visit our legal fact sheets for updated information on enrolling your kinship child into school – you DO NOT need legal custody or guardianship to do so! http://www.nysnavigator.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Public-School-Enrollment-May2016.pdf If you have any questions, please call us at 877-454-6463.