Check out this message from Abby Keiser, Director of Family Life Services, about online support available to kinship caregivers during this time of group meeting restrictions.







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 Support Sessions:  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 that are raising a relative’s child offers valuable support from people that understand the unique challenges that your family is experiencing.

Join us each week on Zoom to check in and talk about topics specific to kinship care and connect with people in similar situations.  Unfamiliar to Zoom?  We will talk you through the setup!  Or you may also join by using your phone.

Please see below for session and workshop dates/times.


Email or call 717-435-8139 to receive help in navigating systems, information about your rights, and connections to resources in your community. 


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. 

Call to register for any of our free programs.  Registration is required.


Kinship Coffee Sessions

Wednesday evenings – 7:00-8:00 p.m. — Online via Zoom.

Please email to register.



Kinship Workshops – Online via Zoom

July 18 — 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. — “Helping Your Child Emotionally Regulate”

August 15 — 9:30-11:00 a.m. — “Let’s Plan for the School Year!”

Please email to register.




Kinship Support Services Program Information Sheet


Respite care was a helpful way for my husband and me to ease ourselves into the role of foster parents. We were also happy to provide some necessary rest to another family. – COBYS Resource Parent Laura