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Kentucky Kinship Support Hotline
call: (877) 565-5608

To assist relative caregivers in accessing services and problem solving issues and concerns.



Find your local Department for Community Based Services Office

Contact your local DCBS office to inquire about supports and for questions about child placement and custody.

Community Action Agencies

Community Action Kentucky (CAK) represents 23 Community Action Agencies (CAA) that provide direct social services to Kentuckians with low and moderate incomes in all 120 Kentucky counties. Those agencies collectively manage a budget of $150 million and employ nearly 4,000 people, all engaged in the administration of programs to fight poverty in a comprehensive nature. The range of services these agencies provide varies with the needs of the individual communities as identified by a comprehensive community needs assessment process and includes:

  • services for children, families, and senior citizens – such as Head Start, Child Care, Family Preservation, Family Reunification, Meals on Wheels, Foster Grand Parents;
  • basic needs including energy assistance, housing, weatherization and other conservation programs, and emergency assistance; and
  • individual opportunity programs such as education, employment training, and transportation.

Kentucky Online Resources:

Grandparents as Parents- Northern Kentucky

Kentucky Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living 

Kentucky Access to Justice Foundation

Legal Aid Network of Kentucky

Kentucky AARP 

Kentucky Youth Advocates

Generations United – Kentucky Seniors4Kids

Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children

Kentucky Resource for Substance Abuse

National Online Sources:

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use

Supporting Kinship Families

Grand Families

Children’s Defense Fund

National Kinship Alliance for Children

Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System- Child Welfare Information Gateway

Help Guides:

Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children Training Project

Grandparents As Parents Resource Guide: Northern KY 2018

Taking Care of Yourself: Tips for Kinship Care Providers

The GrandKin Guide: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Relatives Raising Children

GrandFamilies Guide: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Guide to Kentucky Programs and Services for Raising Grandchildren with Disabilities or Who Are At Risk of Developing Disabilities 

Help: A Handbook for Kentucky Grandparents and Other Relative Caregivers

Kinship Care Resource Kit for Community and Faith-based Organizations

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Navigating Adolescence from Montana State University Extension Office

FAFSA information for Kinship Families getting ready for college:

Here is more information about Financial aid.