Kinship Care support

ABOUT KINSHIP CARE SUPPORT

Providing emotional and moral support and practical referral to services for grandparents and other relatives thrust into the role of raising children. 

By participating in Kinship Care Support, you come to know that others are in the same situation as you–and as a result, the children in your care come to the same realization. Go from overwhelmed to well-equipped with Kinship Care Support.

Contact Laura Lewis 425.888.3347 laura.lewis@encompassnw.org

REGISTER

RESOURCE ASSISTANCE

Receive assistance with accessing services such as counseling, parenting classes, health care, legal assistance, and basic needs. Encompass also provides advocacy with Social Security, DSHS, Children’s Administration (Formerly Child Protective Services) and the Division of Children and Family Services.

QUARTERLY SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Enjoy fun-filled activities for the whole family. Both you and your children will have the opportunity to meet new friends who share similar circumstances while having a blast at one of our family-friendly activities. Also enjoy “Kinship Night Out” events, where caretakers can drop their children off for a free evening of fun while the adults enjoy some well-deserved time relaxing.

GROUP MEETINGS

Join other grandparents and caretakers at meetings twice monthly. Encompass provides a safe place for those hoping to share concerns, joys, and resources associated with the unique responsibility of raising children. Free on-site childcare provided.