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November 2008Vol. 9, No. 9Kinship Care Resource Center

The Kinship Care Resource Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support for the physical, emotional, cultural, and social well-being of kinship families in Michigan. Sponsored by the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, the center provides a centralized location where relative caregivers and professionals can receive assistance and find resources. The center's services include:

  • A toll-free hotline to answer general questions about financial resources for kinship care, legal assistance, and other needs
  • Referrals for support groups
  • Resource brochures and booklets
  • Training and workshops for kinship caregivers and agency professionals
  • Consulting services for kinship program development
  • Kinship research
  • A kinship coalition and a legislative task force group

More details about the Kinship Care Resource Center are available on the Michigan State University website: