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.







COBYS is currently offering online Kinship support and educational services. Learn more.

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 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 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. 

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


Kinship Sessions

Various times and days are being considered to meet attendees’ schedules, please contact us to learn more.

Please email to register.



Kinship Workshops – Online via Zoom

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

September 19 — 9:00-10:30 a.m. — “How Does Your Child’s Brain Work?”

October 17 — 9:00-10:30 a.m. — “Staying on Track! Daily Routines and Schedules to Increase Motivation”

November 21 — 9:00-10:30 a.m. – “Emotions and the Holiday Season: Helping Your Child Embrace the Past, Present, and Future”

Please email to register.




Kinship Support Services Program Information Sheet


When adoption becomes an option, we are more than willing to step in and become a forever family for the child. When God calls us to steward another one of his precious children, we gladly step in to help show him/her a life devoted to Jesus Christ. – COBYS Resource Parents Joel and Jaclyn