Through kinship support groups, DAS provides education and peer support for grandparents and relative caregivers raising children by focusing on positive parenting, effective discipline and healthy relationships. Other kinship care services include provision of material aid such as school supplies, respite through summer camps and case management for grandfamilies of children with disabilities. 

By the Numbers | Kinship Care 

  • $273,673 was provided to AAAs for Kinship Care Services using federal and state funds
  • 4,500 people attended over 500 AAA-sponsored kinship support groups 
  • 42 ongoing Kinship Care support groups were held in six public service areas