The CRC Kinship Care Program provides support to relative caregivers who have taken custody of children who cannot be cared for by their parents. The program is based on a strength-based, Family Development model and focuses on academic success for the youth.
The Kinship Care Program helps children avoid placement in a non-related foster home when parents are absent, and therefore helps them maintain stability in their education. Kinship families who increase their caregiver knowledge, skills, and involvement in their child’s education in turn produce children who feel loved, confident and supported in their educational setting.
This allows them to enter school ready to succeed and ultimately better able to graduate from high school. CRC’s Kinship Care Program provides support to children and their caregivers in all life domain areas including food, housing, healthcare and transportation to name a few. Providing basic needs in the home is essential for children to be successful in school.