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The Kinship Care Program provides information for Grandparents and Other Relatives raising children.


PictureBeing a parent again is not easy.              There are many issues to deal with:

  • The Legal System
    • Custody
    • Guardianship
    • Adoption
  • The child’s parents
  • Funds for child care
  • Homework
  • After school activities
  • Stress
  • Health Insurance
  • Finding time for YOU


If you ever said I wish. . .

  • I knew how to make it all work
  • I knew how to get help with some of these problems
  • I were not so stressed out
  • I knew how to help these children
  • I had someone to talk to                                                                                                                                  . . .You Are Not Alone.



A Kinship Care Meeting is a place to stop and take a breath and try to gain control over the situation in which you find yourself.  It is a safe place to share experiences with other Grandparents and Relatives raising children; a place where you learn from each other and find out about programs for which you and the children may be eligible.  Meetings are free, no reservations required. Call 770-538-2650 to confirm meeting schedule.


Meeting Schedule by County:

  • Hall:  1st Tuesday each month  11:30am – Sardis Elementary School
  • Stephens:  1st Thursday each month – Noon – Salvation Army Service Center
  • Lumpkin:  2nd Wednesday each month – 10am – Lumpkin County Park & Rec
  • Forsyth:  3rd Tuesday each month – Noon – Call for location 
  • Towns/Union:  3rd Thursday each month – Noon – Unity of Blairsville
  • Banks/Habersham/White: 4th Monday each month – 10am – Cornelia Library
  • Dawson: 4th Thursday each month – 5:30pm – Dawson County High School
  • Rabun: 4th Friday each month – 11:30am – Rabun County Senior Center


Contact Kinship Care Coordinator  770-538-2650

Relative Caregiver Legal Hotline  888-257-9519


Kinship Care Legal Form that you can download:                                                          Georgia Grandparent Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child



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