Kinship arrangements are often unanticipated and can result in a range of unique household needs and challenges. Support is available!
Call 435-8139 ext. 210 to receive help in navigating systems, information about your rights, and connections to resources in your community.
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30-2:30
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.
Call to register for any of our free programs. Childcare is available on a limited basis. Registration is required.
Join our monthly educational discussion group; childcare and refreshments available.
New Holland: CrossNet Ministries, 123 W. Franklin Street, New Holland
1st Mondays: 11am-12:30pm
9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 1/6, 2/3, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4
Quarryville: Solid Rock Ministries, 34 E. State Street, Quarryville
2nd Mondays: 11am-12:30pm
9/16, 10/14, 11/11, 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11
SDoL: Fulton Elementary School, 225 W. Orange Street, Lancaster
2nd Tuesdays (evening): 6:00-7:30pm
10/8, 11/12, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12
Manheim Township: Lancaster Brethren In Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster
3rd Wednesdays: 11:30am-1:00pm
9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 1/15, 2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20
Speakers present information specific to kinship caregivers. A meal and childcare are provided. Training certificate offered.
Sunday Seminars: Lancaster Brethren In Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster
4th Sundays: 3:30-6:00pm
9/22, 10/27, 11/24, 1/26, 2/23 3/22, 4/26, 5/31
Monthly Topics (Coffee Hours & Seminars)
9/9–New Holland, 9/16–Quarryville, 9/18–LBIC, 9/22-Sunday Seminar
Advocating for Children with school district/medical personnel:
10/7–New Holland, 10/8–SDoL, 10/14–Quarryville, 10/16–LBIC, 10/27–Sunday Seminar
Children & Trauma:
11/4–New Holland, 11/11–Quarryville, 11/12th–SDoL, 11/20–LBIC, 11/24–Sunday Seminar
Healing/Thriving in our new Roles:
1/6–New Holland, 1/13th–Quarryville, 1/14th–SDoL, 1/15–LBIC, 1/26–Sunday Seminar
Stress & Self-care:
2/3–New Holland, 2/10–Quarryville, 2/11–SDoL, 2/19–LBIC, 2/23–Sunday Seminar
3/2–New Holland, 3/9–Quarryville, 3/10–SDoL, 3/18–LBIC, 3/22–Sunday Seminar
Loss, Ambivalence, Denial & Hope:
4/6–New Holland, 4/13–Quarryville, 4/14–SDoL, 4/15–LBIC, 4/26–Sunday Seminar
5/4–New Holland, 5/11–Quarryville, 5/12–SDoL, 5/20–LBIC, 5/31–Sunday Seminar
This mission was laid on our hearts and we chose to foster to provide children a safe and loving place to be while the bumps in their life journey get straightened out, to be there for them and love them through the storm, whether it be for one hour or more than one year. – COBYS Resource Parents Jeremy and Nicole