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Lucas COUNTY KINSHIP CARE PROGRAM

   
 

  

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.

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