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    1 posts, 1 voices, 456 views, started Jan 23, 2009

    Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009


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      Friday, January 23, 2009

      What’s New
      Voices of Children

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      Serving grandparents or other family members raising a relative's child

      Are you a grandparent or other family member raising a relative's child? You are not alone. Over 35,000 people in Washington State are caring for a relative's child.

      The financial, legal, and emotional issues of raising a relative's child can be challenging. Services and support when raising a relative's child can be a lifesaver.

      Getting answers to questions and finding services, programs, and support can be confusing and overwhelming. We are here to help.

      What information do you need today?

      Benefits and Services

      Financial Help, Child care, Free or Reduced Price food, Foster Care Resources, and the Family Health Hotline

      Health Care

      Applying for Children's Health Coverage, Finding Dental Care, Mental Health Services, Drug and Alcohol Services, Informed Consent for Medical and Mental Health Services, and Resources for Children with Disabilities

      Raising Children Today

      Information and Training, Raising a Child with Special Needs, Raising a Child of a Substance Abuser, and Mentoring Children  

      Legal Issues

      Legal options, Legal services, and Child support resources

      Resource Persons and Support Groups

      List of support groups and resource persons for grandparents and relatives raising children


      For professionals, advocates and relatives raising children; kinship care related legislative, policy and public information documents


      Kinship publications, websites, book

      What's New

      Special events and new resources

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