Franklin/Grand Isle Counties

VKAP Kinship Navigator Program Franklin/Grand Isle Counties

Do you work with Kinship Caregivers (relatives raising children)who find it challenging to arrange childcare or who are working with schools that have changed so much?
Are they feeling alone and could use an empathetic ear?
Are they struggling financially caring for the children?
We are here to help you and them navigate the issues kinship families often face!

What we can do:

Educate Kinship Caregivers about resources and supports.
Directly refer Kinship Caregivers to appropriate services.
Help establish and maintain relationships between Kinship Caregivers and their formal supports.
Advocate for services and resources for Kinship Caregivers.
Bring the voice of Kinship Care Families to community collaborative meetings.

For more information contact:

Melanie Steeneck, Kinship Navigator
Melanies.kin@comcast.net
802-871-0526

Other resources in the area…

Adoption Support Group with Kinship and Non-Kinship Families

First Thursday of the month at the Senior Center, 75 Messenger St. in St. Albans from 5:30 – 7:30. For more information contact Nina Hill or Monica Darrah at 524-1700 or (802) 495 – 6187. Walk-ins are welcome.