Are you raising a relative’s child?

Kinship arrangements are often unanticipated and can result in a range of unique household needs and challenges. Support is available!

Kinship Caregiver Consultations:  Looking for help with a behavioral, social, or other parenting challenge with your kinship child?  Contact us at or 484-323-6122 to set up educational sessions with a parent educator.  Four 30-minute sessions with a parent educator may be scheduled.

Kinship Resource & Referral Line:  If you or someone you know has a question or would like to be connected with resources in the community, you may call our Kinship Resource and Referral Line at 484-323-6122.  We will be happy to help you!

Monthly Kinship Caregiver Workshops:  If you are a Kinship Caregiver raising a relative’s child, you are not alone.  There are many kinship caregivers in Lancaster County.  Meeting with other grandparents, aunts and uncles who are raising a relative’s child offers valuable support from people that understand the unique challenges that your family is experiencing.  Join us each month to talk about topics specific to kinship care and connect with people in similar situations virtually on  Please go to our Programs Offered page in order to register for our “Monthly Workshops for Kinship Caregivers”.

TBRI for Kinship Caregivers:  Trust-based Relational Intervention is an 8-week attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.  Empowering, Connecting, and Correcting Principles are used to address physical needs and disarm fear-based behaviors.  Check out this page to find our latest class:  TBRI Class Page.

CORE Teen for Kinship Caregivers:  Are you raising a teen?  CORE is a 6-week course that focuses on raising teens who have experienced trauma or have moderate to severe emotional and behavioral challenges.  Please go to our Programs Offered page in order to see the dates being held and to register for class.

Incredible Years Autism & Language Delays program for Kinship Caregivers:  Is your child on the Autism spectrum or have language delays?  Join us for an 11-week class that teaches ways to promote your child’s emotional regulation, social competence, language skills, school readiness, and relationship building skills.  Please go to our Programs Offered page in order to see the dates being held and to register for class.

If you have further questions or to receive help in navigating systems, information about your rights, and/or connections to resources in your community, please email or call 484-323-6122.


COBYS Kinship Resource Guide



Join Our Community

Attend groups, information sessions, and family programs  for information and support specific to kinship caregivers.  Network with other grandparents (or other relatives) that are going through similar experiences. 

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