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.

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. 


The 14th Annual VKAP Conference for Kinship caregivers and those who support them.

Watch for upcoming 2018 conference dates!

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