Hillside-Kinship Caregiver Program

Hillside-Kinship Caregiver Program

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Description:

The Hillside Kinship Care Program is designed based on the unique needs of kinship families with a goal to support and strengthen families, promote permanency, and ensure the well-being of kinship children. This program serves families with informal or legal custody of a youth between the ages of 0-18, free of charge. Services are provided by experienced kinship parents and other kinship professionals.

We understand the challenges grandparents, relatives or any non-parent caregiver may experience at times and the need to secure consistent resources and meet other kinship families.

Participating families will be connected to a Permanency Specialist who will provide one to one support to help caregivers identify tools to manage challenging youth behaviors, navigate legal, school and mental health systems, secure community resources and connect with other kinship families through support groups and recreational activities.

Detailed services include:

      • Individual advocacy and one to one case management support
      • Monthly Caregiver and Youth support groups
      • Access to Hillside's 24/7 Crisis Support Line
      • Family-focused social/recreational activities
      • Caregiver education groups and trauma-informed trainings
      • Parenting A Second Time Around “PASTA” workshops
      • Referrals and connections to targeted community-based services

This Kinship Caregiver Program is funded by: New York State Office of Children and Family Services

 

Contact Information
1 Mustard St, Rochester, New York 14609
Beth Harrington
315-459-1606
  • Erie
  • Monroe
  • Kinship Care Services