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
1/6, 2/3, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4
Northern Lancaster: Northern Lancaster HUB, 560 S. Reading Rd., Ephrata
1st Tuesdays (evening): 6pm-7:30pm
1/7, 2/4, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5
Quarryville: Solid Rock Ministries, 34 E. State Street, Quarryville
2nd Mondays: 11am-12:30pm
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
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
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
1/26, 2/23 3/22, 4/26, 5/31
Monthly Topics (Coffee Hours & Seminars)
Healing/Thriving in our new Roles:
1/6–New Holland, 1/13th–Quarryville, 1/14–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
I myself am a foster child of sorts. I wanted to give the love and acceptance I received by being a foster child. We wanted to [adopt to] provide love, community, and a family for those without these basics that so many of us take for granted. – COBYS Resource Parents