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Kentucky Kinship Support Hotline
For information regarding supportive programs and/or to apply for benefits, please contact your social worker or the kinship support hotline at (877) 565-5608 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please visit the Department for Community Based Services Kentucky Foster Adoptive Caregiver Exchange System.
Kentucky Grandparent and Relative Caregiver Handbook
This handbook was created by Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office.
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PASTA, Parenting A Second Time Around
Norma Hatfield, president of the Kinship Families Families Coalition, and Dr. David Weisenhorn with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Offices discuss a series of workshops offered to grandparents or other relatives and fictive kin raising children – known as PASTA, or Parenting A Second Time Around.
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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) is the statewide association representing and supporting all 23 Community Action agencies across Kentucky. With outreach offices in all 120 Kentucky counties, Community Action agencies provide life-changing resources to support a wide array of service areas, including food security, transportation, home energy, early childhood education, senior support, emergency services, housing, workforce development, family advocacy and more.
The mission of Community Action Kentucky is to build and strengthen the network of Kentucky’s Community Action agencies resulting in the improvement in the lives of the people we serve. The organization accomplishes this mission by:
- being an advocate on behalf of the poor;
- promoting innovative and creative strategies to fight poverty;
- mobilizing public and private resources;
- promoting self-sufficiency of individuals, families, and communities;
- stimulating community participation and leadership development;
- creating services to meet basic human needs;
- working in partnership with other community-based organizations; and
- promoting equal opportunity and political, economic and social justice.
Kentucky Online Resources:
Kentucky Kinship Resource Center
Grandparents as Parents- Northern Kentucky
Kentucky Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living
Kentucky Access to Justice Foundation
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
Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System- Child Welfare Information Gateway
Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children Training Project
Grandparents As Parents Resource Guide: Northern KY 2018
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
Various Publications from the Children’s Defense Fund
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Navigating Adolescence from Montana State University Extension Office