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

April 10, 2019: Feelings of Loss & Ambivalence; Community Resources

May 8, 2019: Denial & Hope; Community Resources

June 12, 2019: Setting Limits; Community Resources

 

New Holland:

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

 

Quarryville:

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

 

Paradise:

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

 

Lancaster (evenings):

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

 

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

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.

 

Kinship Navigation Program Information Sheet

 

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