In today’s world many grandparents and other relatives are stepping up to raise the children when the parents are unable to because of substance abuse, physical or mental health issues, incarceration, military deployment, or other reasons.

The KidSafe Collaborative – 2018 Community Yard Sale

Champlain Valley Exposition, Aug 11-12
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The 14th Annual VKAP Conference for Kinship caregivers and those who support them – September 11, 2018.

Our keynote speaker Susanne Schmidt will be focusing on the power of storytelling to support healing and growth in our families. Join in by sharing your story – funny, touching, poignant, super powered – or your artwork. We will be sharing these contributions during lunch and will use them in our future newsletter.

Click here to view the conference brochure.

Please note the conference date (Tuesday September 11, 2018) is missing from the brochure. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Click here to REGISTER Online!

Please consider contributing to the 2018 VKAP Conference by providing a story or artwork featuring your journey as a kinship family.

Our Mission

Vermont Kin as Parents is committed to support relatives who are raising children and to educate the public and community partners about the joys and difficulties these families experience. 


Vermont Kin As Parents was established as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2005.