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Kinship Care Program


Kinship care is the full-time care, nurturing and protection of children by relatives, tribe or clan members, godparents, stepparents or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child.

"Child Welfare League of America"

Why Do We Need
Kinship Care?

  • Parental substance abuse
  • Death of a child's parent
  • Parent is incarcerated
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health issues
  • Parental abandonment
  • Child neglect or abuse
  • Teenager not ready to be a parent

Why is Kinship Care the Best?

  • Children live with people they know and trust
  • Kinship care supports family preservation
  • Children keep their family identity
  • Lessens the feeling of separation and loss
  • Kinship is strength based, not limitation based
  • Kinship care supports community and culture

The Kinship Care program at the Family Enrichment Center, provides intensive case management, compassionate help, counseling/training, advocacy, possible financial assistance, economic benefits advice, support groups, Respite Care, legal support, personal empowerment, links to community services and permanency planning. All of these services and more are implemented to create support and stability in a safe and lining environment.

The goal of the Kinship Care program at FEC is to provide support by helping kinship caregivers access services, expand family support systems, reduce stress and promote family stability. Interested?

For more information please contact Robert Davis at rdavis@fectampa.org, (813) 232-9659.





1002 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: (813) 237-2530   |   Fax: (813) 231-7196