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What's New

New Washington State Lifespan Respite Voucher Program now available!  (PDF)

We Are Family Day with the Seattle Mariners - Sunday April 27, 2014  (PDF)

Governor Inslee Proclaims May 21, 2014 as Kinship Caregiver Day   (PDF)

Celebrate Washington State Kinship Day at Great Wolf Lodge, Calling all Kinship Families! Grand Mound WA, May 21, 2014 - May 22, 2014 (PDF)

11th Annual WA State Voices of Children-Raised by Relatives Raising Children Contest - Deadline April 15, 2014 (PDF)

National Grandparents Day Celebrated with WA’s First Lady, Mrs. Trudy Inslee (PDF)

When Kin Step In, by Judy Lightfoot, Crosscut.com, September 3, 2013

King County Kinship Center Director Kimberly Walker wins Ms. Washington Plus America, will compete for National Title while focusing on Kinship Care (PDF)

Updated comprehensive resource pamphlet available for kinship caregivers and the public: Did You Know about the Following Services and Supports for Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children (DSHS 22-1120x)

Six Young Writers Speak Up about Kinship Care and are Winners of State Contest! (PDF)      

Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should do to Support Kinship Families (PDF)
May 23, 2012 The Annie E . Casey Foundation | KidsCount Policy Report

Kinship Caregivers Who Lost Child Only TANF GRANT in November 2012. (PDF) 

Second parenthood a grand challenge (Tuesday, November 1, 2011)

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