October 27, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join other relative caregivers at monthly Kinship meetings. Encompass provides a safe place for those hoping to share concerns, joys, and resources associated with the unique responsibility of raising children.
Kinship meetings now take place via Zoom at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. Please contact Laura Lewis for the meeting link and more information.
Kinship Care – Children living with family or friends who care for them and provide them with shelter and safety. Kinship caregivers include grandparents, godparents, aunts/uncles, cousins, and stepparents (through blood, adoption, or marriage) or any adult who is not a relative but has a bond which the family recognizes with the child or children.
Informal Kinship Care is parenting of children by kin as a result of a decision by the family.
Formal Kinship Care is parenting of children by kin as a result of a determination by the court and the child protective service agency.