September is National Kinship Care Month, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate all kinship caregivers. Across the country, approximately 2.7 million grandparents and 1.4 million other relatives are providing kinship care for children.
Grandparents and relatives residing in households all over Ohio have stepped forward out of love and loyalty to care for children during times in which biological parents are unable to do so. Kinship caregivers provide safety, promote wellbeing, and establish stable households for vulnerable children while:
Maintaining family relationships and cultural heritage
Ensuring the child stays in their community
To assist you in supporting kinship caregivers, FFTA has developed a resource page that includes a kinship care toolkit, resources, videos and much more. You can access it here.