New York State Kinship Navigator
The Kinship Navigator is a statewide program operated by Catholic Family Center and specifically designed to provide information and resources to kinship caregivers across all of New York State.
On November 30th, 2006 the New York State Office of Children and Family Services provided operational funding for the Kinship Navigator. The program opened one month later with the understanding that more information and additional services will be added to the Kinship Navigator in the ensuing months.
The Kinship Navigator is part of a broad-based coordinated effort to provide comprehensive services that address the multiple needs of kinship caregivers and their families through State funds. As part of this effort, twenty one regional programs provide direct services to thirty counties. One of the twenty one regional programs is also operated by Catholic Family Center for residents of Monroe County. By going to the Kinship Navigator county resource menu, readers can identify information about any of these kinship programs.
The Kinship Navigator program is seeking partners to help with outreach to kinship caregivers. Any organization that would like to assist us in this effort is welcome to contact us. Likewise, any organization that would like to be listed as a resource is welcome to contact us.
For caregivers from all counties in New York State, there is the Kinship Navigator, where everyone can find information about kinship legal issues, events, assistance, and specialized services. Please view our home page to begin accessing our services.