Kin Connections Supports Kinship Families
So They Can Support Each Other
Kin Connections helps kinship caregivers in King and Pierce counties connect to the resources and supports they need to parent relative children, many of whom often arrive with little notice. Amara’s kinship team will focus on connecting kinship caregivers to the short-term supports that help meet immediate needs, while simultaneously connecting to other resources and programs that can support families long-term.
These short-term supports can include applying for financial assistance, education around navigating the often-complex child welfare system, and/or assisting with requirements for the new child-specific state license. This license allows kinship families to receive monthly foster care payments to help offset the costs of caring for children.