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.
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster
April 10, 2019: Feelings of Loss & Ambivalence; Community Resources
May 8, 2019: Denial & Hope; Community Resources
June 12, 2019: Setting Limits; Community Resources
Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CrossNet Ministries, 123 W Franklin St, New Holland, PA
May 6, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources
June 3, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources
Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Solid Rock Youth Ministries, 34 E. State Street, Quarryville, PA
April 8, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources
May 13, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources
June 10, 2019: Feelings of Loss & Ambivalence; Community Resources
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Together Community Center, 3293 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA
April 24, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources
May 22, 2019: Feelings of Loss & Ambivalence; Community Resources
June 26, 2019: Denial & Hope; Community Resources
Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Fulton Elementary School, 225 W. Orange St., Lancaster
April 15, 2019: Setting Boundaries; Community Resources
May 20, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources
June 17, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources
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
April 28: Smart Parents: Smart and Healthy Kids, Jamie Luethy, M.S. & Donna Railing, M.Ed.
June 2: Taking Care of the Caregiver, Barbara Orr, M.S.
June 23: Challenges of The Adolescent Brain, Barbara Orr, M.S.
Oh, my word, the support from everyone was outstanding. COBYS staff genuinely care about what they are doing and genuinely care for their resource families. Every person we dealt was wonderful, kind – I could write a lot about all the support we have gotten through this process! 🙂 – COBYS Resource Parents Jeremy and Nicole