In New Hampshire and across the United States, grandparents and other relatives play a critical role in the prevention of unnecessary entries into foster care. Despite this, these kinship caregivers often experience significant challenges and barriers to their caretaking role. With this in mind, New Hampshire Children’s Trust is working in collaboration with NH Family Resource Centers to expand formal support services for grandparents and relative caregivers across the state via the Kinship Navigator Program.
Rooted within NH’s Family Resource Centers, the Kinship Navigator Program links grandparents and other relative caregivers, both inside and outside of the formal child welfare system, to the services and supports specific to their family’s needs. Kinship Navigators provide emotional support, education and guidance to relative caregivers, and offer information, referral and follow up services to promote independence and enhance the well-being of the families they serve.
Program Fee: N/A
Kinship Navigator Program particiaption is free and voluntary and open to grandparents and other relative caregivers who are raising a child/children in the absence of the child/children's biological parents.
Not sure if this program applies to you?
The following are considered Kinship arrangements:
Division of Children, Youth, and Family (DCYF) placement
What is the role of the Kinship Navigator?
The Kinship Navigator:
To make a referral, please download and complete this form and submit to Diane Yeo, Family Support Specialist for Kinship Navigation or Joelyn Drennan, Senior Program Director. You can also submit via mail to our address at 10 Ferry St., Suite 307, Concord, NH 03301.