Family Enrichment Network: Kinship Caregiver Program

Family Enrichment Network: Kinship Caregiver Program


The Kinship Care Program will provide information, advocacy, referrals, and resources, up to date information on kinship care laws, as well as a friendly ear to any adult who is raising someone else’s child.

This means:

• Advocacy to help kinship caregivers apply for the Non-Parent Caregiver grant, Medicaid, and Childcare Subsidy (if applicable) at the Department of Social Services.
• Assistance with free school meals (breakfast & lunch) and addressing any issues around enrolling your kinship child in school.
•Guidance understanding the different child custody options
•Community resource connections
•Any issues around other types of benefits

Other services include:

• Legal advocacy with Family Court paperwork and understanding the Family Court process
• Help line for information and referrals to available community resources
• Kinship Family Events
• Support groups and workshops related to kinship care topics. We also utilize the Parenting A Second time Around curriculum
NOTE: Support Groups are held on alternate Wednesdays & Thursday evenings from 7:00PM-8:00PM
• The virtual meeting link will be posted on the Facebook page on the day of the support group. Please click on the link to join the meeting.
•Facebook Link :

To register for the support group Caregivers must call the kinship program first (see contact information below):
• Julie (607) 723-8313 ext 840 or
• Angela (607) 723-8313 ext 831

Serves Broome and Tioga Counties.

More information:  Kinship Brochure Broome-Tioga 2.23

 A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Program


Contact Information
24 Cherry Street, Johnson City, New York 13790
Julie Morgan
(607) 723-8313 x821(Deb)
(607) 723-6173
  • Broome
  • Tioga
  • Kinship Care Services