Helping Non-Parent Caregivers Achieve Success Across All of New York!

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The NYS County Collaboration Project is funded by the U.S. Children's Bureau. This project seeks to demonstrate that with identification and appropriate connections to supports that improve safety, permanency, and child/caregiver well-being …
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Kinship Care Coalition

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The NYS Kinship Navigator is an information, referral and advocacy program for kinship caregivers in New York State. A kinship caregiver is an individual that is caring for a child that is not biologically their own. In New York State, there are an estimated 179,000 caregivers, 131,000 of whom are grandparents raising grandchildren. Many others are aunts and uncles.

The Navigator seeks to assist these caregivers by providing information on financial assistance, legal information and referrals, and other types of issues that caregivers face when raising children in order to provide stability and permanency in the home. Call us today for more information!

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Maya Angelou

July 18, 2014

The world lost a great treasure when Maya Angelou passed away last May.  Raised for many years by her father's mother, Annie Henderson, Maya was one of our great Kinship Hall of Famers. While I mourned her passing along with everyone else, it reminded how much I enjoyed reading about her grandmother and the stories of Maya's upbringing by that strong and powerful woman.

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FIFA Grand Success

July 1, 2014

You just knew there had to be a kinship caregiver tie-in with the World Cup soccer ("football" to the rest of the world) competition under way in Brazil. When team USA meets for a key game against Belgium this Wednesday, July 1, keep your eye on our twenty-year old defender, DeAndre Yedlin. Yedlin, who plays for the Seattle Sounders when he's not kicking tail and taking names for Team USA, was raised by his grandparents in Seattle. Yedlin has praised them for his new-found fame and success as a world-class soccer star. "My grandparents have been big supporters in my life. Without them paying for all the soccer growing up I don't know if I would be where I am today."

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Contact

Phone 877-454-6463
TTY: New York Relay 711 or 1-800-421-1220
Fax: (585) 454-6286

Mailing Address:
87 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Email: navigator@nysnavigator.org