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

 

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

 

Kinship Coffee Sessions

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

 

New Holland: CrossNet Ministries, 123 W. Franklin Street, New Holland

1st and 3rd Mondays: 11am-12:30pm

4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18

 

Northern Lancaster: Northern Lancaster HUB, 560 S. Reading Rd., Ephrata

2nd Tuesdays: 1pm-2:30pm

4/14, 5/12

 

Quarryville: Solid Rock Ministries, 34 E. State Street, Quarryville 

2nd Mondays: 11am-12:30pm

4/13, 5/11

 

Manheim Township: Lancaster Brethren In Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster

3rd Wednesdays: 11:30am-1:00pm

4/15, 5/20

 

Kinship Seminars

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

4/26, 5/31 

 

Monthly Topics

Coffee Sessions: 

April:  Loss, Ambivalence, Denial, & Hope

May:  Communicating Effectively

 

Sunday Seminars:

April:  Advocacy for Kids

May:  The Teen Brain & Motivational Interviewing

 

 

Kinship Support Services Program Information Sheet

 

We helped an emergency placement feel protected and loved for the first weekend she was in the system. Even during a terrible period in her life we were able to make her smile and enjoy just being a kid, not a victim. –COBYS Resource Parents Matt and Carla