The Kinship Navigator Program
in Lucas County is sponsored by the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern
Ohio, Inc. Funding is from Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services,
Lucas County Children Services (Learn about Kinship Programs at Lucas County
Children Services), and the Family Caregiver Support Program of
the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
Grandparents and other
relatives in Lucas County are provided information, assistance and
programming by the Kinship Navigator Program.
- Information &
Referral --The program assists relatives of any age and income level
who are rearing children in their extended families -- having custody of
the children is not required.
- Three Kinship Clubs
meet each month. Free meals and child care is always provided. A
program on topics of importance to the kinship parents is scheduled at
the Kinship Clubs. Topics covered will include: behavior help for the
children, how to access school services, dealing with the birth parents,
grieving over the loss of the birth family, making the most of family
food dollars, how to control stress and many others.
- Special events
such as free tickets the Mud Hens baseball and Walleye hockey games, the
Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Zoo, a holiday event in December a
back-to-school picnic where each child receives a book bag with supplies
are also provided.
A newsletter is sent each of nine months. Kinship parents receive the
newsletter via the mail; agency contacts receive it via email.
Kinship Navigator Programming Specialist,
Norma Prater, Kinship
Kylie Moore, Kinship
Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio's Kinship Navigator program
Kinship Navigator Program
Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
2155 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43609
Kinship Programs at Lucas County