Kinship Care

Kinship Care is a temporary or permanent arrangement in which a relative or friend has taken over the full-time substitute care of a child whose parents are unable or unwilling to do so.

Children are in Kinship Care due to many reasons including the death of a parent or parents, military deployment, dependency, incarceration of parents, child abuse/neglect, substance abuse, poverty, teen pregnancy, chronic illness of a parent or parents and domestic violence.  If you are a kinship care provider living in Clinton County, Ohio, the Clinton County Child Protection Unit can offer you many services including:

  • Case management to access services and support groups within the community
  • Home visits
  • Referrals to legal services
  • Respite care and-or child care
  • Referrals to mental health and other services
  • Transportation
  • KPI – Kinship Permanency Incentive
  • Support groups for children and adults
  • Training for kinship providers
  • Relative homestudies when requested
  • Resource manual
  • Kinship Care Packet

If you or someone you know is taking care of a grandchild or the child of a relative or friend full-time, call 937-382-5935 and contact Dawn Yeakley at extension 1236 or Lisa Sweetman at extension 1345.  You can also e-mail them at childrenservices@cinci.rr.com .

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