Kinship Connection

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What is a Kinship Caregiver?

Kinship caregivers are relatives, friends, neighbors and other people with a significant relationship to the child, youth or family. Kinship caregivers  provide care and protection to children and youth who cannot remain safely in their home due to issues including, but not limited to:
  • child abuse and neglect; 
  • substance abuse; 
  • incarceration; 
  • mental health;
  • domestic violence;
  • death of a parent;
  • financial hardships; and
  • military deployments.
As kinship caregivers you are not alone. You are a member of a large and growing community of caring people in Colorado.

What information can be found on the Kinship Connection? 
  • public benefits, 
  • permanency options, 
  • safety, and 
  • normal developmental milestones.