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.
KSSP is funded by some California counties in partnership with community based serve providers.
Services with KSSP
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, you may Contact Your County.
For Additional Information:
Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit
744 P Street, MS 8-13-78
Sacramento, CA 95814