kinship care


Five things we can do for kinship families

BY: - December 5, 2023

As we approach a new year, let’s not forget kids in kinship care. Kinship care is when a child is living with relatives or close family friends other than their parents. These children may be victims of abuse and neglect and/or formally in the child welfare system, while many for myriad reasons are informally left […]


Kinship care families are waiting for a champion

BY: - September 5, 2023

I recently spoke to a legislative committee about Kinship Care. As I sat at the table during the hearing, my heart was hurting for so many kinship families in Kentucky who are in serious need and seem to be forgotten. There are many kids in Kinship Care who’ve been abused, neglected and removed from their […]

Kentucky Family Caregiver Program benefits restored

BY: - August 2, 2023

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story mislabeled the restored program. More eligible people who are raising their grandchildren will receive benefits through the Kentucky Family Caregiver Program, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday.  All 15 of the state’s Area Development Districts (ADD) will be able to participate in the program, Beshear said, thanks to […]


Grandparents need Kentucky legislature to increase KTAP support

BY: - January 31, 2023

Robert F. Kennedy said, “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” For the children of Kentucky, we certainly have our work cut out for us. For several years, Kentucky was No. 1  in child abuse and neglect. Right now, we’re ranked No. 5. 1  We place many of these […]