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. 

13th Annual Community Yard Sale

Proceeds support KidSafe Collaborative – Donate, Volunteer, Shop!

Drop off Donations:

  • August 9th (4 to 7pm);
  • August 10th,11th (8am to 7pm);
  • August 12th (8am to 10am)

Shop the Sale:

  • August 13th (8am to 4pm);
  • August 14th (10am to Noon)

It all happens at Champlain Valley Exposition – Route 15 in Essex Junction.

Click here for more information.

VKAP Annual – Picnic

For Relatives and the children they are raising. Sunday August 7th at 10am at Sandbar State Park, Route 2 in Milton
Hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks provided about noon. Please bring a dish (salad, dessert, etc.) to share. Click here for more information.

12th Annual – Kinship Conference

Save the date! On September 20th we will be hosting our annual conference.
Internationally recognized expert on kinship care, kin foster care and adoption, Dr. Joseph Crumbley will be our keynote speaker. Click here for more information.

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