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

March 13, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources

April 10: 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

April 1, 2019: Setting Boundaries; Community Resources

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

March 11, 2019: Setting Boundaries; Community Resources

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

March 27, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources

April 24, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources

May 22, 2019: Feelings of Loss & Ambivalence; Community Resources

June 26, 2019: Denial & Hope; Community Resources

 

Elizabethtown:

Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Community Place on Washington, 61 E. Washington Street, Elizabethtown, PA

March 19, 2019: Setting Boundaries; Community Resources

April 16, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources

May 21, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources

June 18, 2019: Feelings of Loss & Ambivalence; Community Resources

 

Lancaster (evenings):

Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Fulton Elementary School, 225 W. Orange St., Lancaster

March 18, 2019: Setting Boundaries; Community Resources

April 15, 2019: Healing from Anger; Community Resources

May 20, 2019: Emotional Wellness; Community Resources

June 17, 2019: Feelings of Loss & Ambivalence; 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

January 27: Children & Trauma, Terrie Stauffer, Ed.D

February 24: Children & Mental Health, Rosie Good, LPC

March 17: Breaking the Cycle: Raising Children of Addicted Parents, Joel Jakobowski, MA, CRS, CIP, CADC

And . . . April 28, June 2, June 23: Topics include Self-care, Trauma II, and Smart Parents-Smart & Healthy Kids

 

Kinship Navigation Program Information Sheet

 

 

Our desire is to help kids and their families. We are always delighted when kids are able to return to their birth families. – COBYS Resource Parents