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



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 Mondays: 11am-12:30pm

11/4, 1/6, 2/3, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4


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

2nd Mondays: 11am-12:30pm

11/11, 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11


SDoL: Fulton Elementary School, 225 W. Orange Street, Lancaster

2nd Tuesdays (evening): 6:00-7:30pm

11/12, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12


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

3rd Wednesdays: 11:30am-1:00pm

11/20, 1/15, 2/19, 3/18, 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

11/24, 1/26, 2/23 3/22, 4/26, 5/31 


Monthly Topics (Coffee Hours & Seminars)

Setting Boundaries:

9/9–New Holland, 9/16–Quarryville, 9/18–LBIC, 9/22-Sunday Seminar

Advocating for Children with school district/medical personnel:

10/7–New Holland, 10/8–SDoL, 10/14–Quarryville, 10/16–LBIC, 10/27–Sunday Seminar

Children & Trauma:

11/4–New Holland, 11/11–Quarryville, 11/12–SDoL, 11/20–LBIC, 11/24–Sunday Seminar

Healing/Thriving in our new Roles:

1/6–New Holland, 1/13th–Quarryville, 1/14–SDoL, 1/15–LBIC, 1/26–Sunday Seminar

Stress & Self-care:

2/3–New Holland, 2/10–Quarryville, 2/11–SDoL, 2/19–LBIC, 2/23–Sunday Seminar

Teen Brain:

3/2–New Holland, 3/9–Quarryville, 3/10–SDoL, 3/18–LBIC, 3/22–Sunday Seminar

Loss, Ambivalence, Denial & Hope:

4/6–New Holland, 4/13–Quarryville, 4/14–SDoL, 4/15–LBIC, 4/26–Sunday Seminar

Communicating Effectively:

5/4–New Holland, 5/11–Quarryville, 5/12–SDoL, 5/20–LBIC, 5/31–Sunday Seminar


Kinship Support Services Program Information Sheet


I am a calmer, more relaxed person. I rarely ever raise my voice or yell. I’ve learned to ignore a lot of behaviors and they stopped completely. –Incredible Years Series parent participant