Kinship Support Services Program


Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) provides non-financial support services to relative caregivers and the children placed in their homes. This program supports caregivers who have children who are dependents of the juvenile court as well as children who are not court-dependent children. KSSP also provides post permanency services to relative caregivers who have become the legal guardian or adoptive parent of a formerly dependent child. The goal of this program is to further strengthen a family’s ability to maintain a supportive and stable environment for a child in their care. 

Counties with a KSSP  offer various services which can include the following:   

  • Case Management
  • Health Management
  • Family and Youth Recreation Activities
  • Support Groups
  • Educational Seminars
  • Tutoring and Educational Advocacy
  • Counseling Services
  • Family Conferencing
  • Respite Care
  • Guardianship Clinics
  • Referrals and Advocacy

For further information about the availability of KSSP in your area, contact the California Kinship Navigator Program at (800) 546-0047, or go to California Kinship and select your county to find out contact information or other supports and resources.   

For Additional Information:

Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit
744 P Street, MS 8-13-78
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-7465

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Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit
744 P Street, MS 8-13-78
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-7465

Contact Your County