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NYS Kinship Navigator

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

Catholic Family Center

Description

The NYS Kinship Navigator is an information, referral and advocacy program for kinship caregivers in New York State. A kinship caregiver is an individual that is caring for a child that is not biologically their own. In New York State, there are an estimated 179,000 caregivers, 131,000 of whom are grandparents raising grandchildren. Many others are aunts and uncles.

The Navigator seeks to assist these caregivers by providing information on financial assistance, legal information and referrals, and other types of issues that caregivers face when raising children in order to provide stability and permanency in the home. 

View the NYS County Kinship Care Resource Map

Websites

Hotlines

  • 877-454-6463, Toll Free, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 1-800-421-1220 or 711, NY Relay

Categories

AdoptionCustodyFoster CareInformation and ReferralKinship CareLegal Rights/Protective ServicesSelf-Advocacy

Related Terms

caregivercaregivingfoster caregrandparentskinship adoptionkinship caregiverskinship care subsidy programslegal
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