Kinship

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!

 

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

Email: kinship@cobys.org

 

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. Childcare is available on a limited basis. Registration is required.

 

2018 First quarter schedule:

Kinship Coffee Sessions

Join our monthly educational discussion group; childcare and refreshments available.

Lancaster:

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster

January 16, 2019: Setting Boundaries; Community Resources

February 13, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources

March 13, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources

 

New Holland:

Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CrossNet Ministries, 123 W Franklin St, New Holland, PA

February 4, 2019: Setting Boundaries; Community Resources

March 4, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources

April 1, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources

 

Quarryville:

Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Solid Rock Youth Ministries, 34 E. State Street, Quarryville, PA

March 11, 2019: Setting Boundaries; Community Resources

April 8, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources

May 13, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources

June 10, 2019: Topic TBD; Community Resources

 

Paradise:

Dates to come.

 

Kinship Seminars

Speakers present information specific to kinship caregivers. A meal and childcare are provided. Training certificate offered.

Sundays, meal at 3:40, seminar 4:00-6:00 p.m. Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA

January 27: Children & Trauma, Terrie Stauffer, Ed.D

February 24: Children & Mental Health, Rosie Good, LPC

March 17: Breaking the Cycle: Raising Children of Addicted Parents, Joel Jakobowski, MA, CRS, CIP, CADC

 

Kinship Navigation Program Information Sheet

 

[Our greatest joy was] to watch a child who has no life in their eyes become a person again. To watch them start trusting and loving again is something they may never have gotten had they not come into our home. – COBYS Resource Parents Jesse and Bethany