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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.
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:
National Online Sources:
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Navigating Adolescence from Montana State University Extension Office
FAFSA information for Kinship Families getting ready for college: