Program Highlight: Catholic Charities of Western New York

It’s not just big cities getting the money to support kinship caregivers, it’s also small rural areas like the families served by Catholic Charities of Western New York in Alleghany and Cattaraugus Counties. Below is the testimony of Danielle Kielar talking about how her program helps kinship caregivers in these communities. I am Danielle Kielar, IContinue reading “Program Highlight: Catholic Charities of Western New York”

Chairperson Andrew Hevesi Champions Kinship Funding Request

Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, Chair of Children and Families in the Assembly, has written a letter to leadership requesting that $1.9 million be added to the budget for local kinship programs as well as $100,000 for the Kinship Navigator. To see his letter and those who signed on in support click the PDF below.

NYS Kincare Coalition Announces 2020 Cura Award Winners

The NYS KinCare Coalition established The Cura Awards in 2015 to annually recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of those involved with kinship care. Each year, a volunteer committee reviews nominations and selects honorees in the following categories: Outstanding Professional – An individual working in the field of kinship care or related field or thatContinue reading “NYS Kincare Coalition Announces 2020 Cura Award Winners”

Call for Story Nominations

Relative Caregivers Sought for Kinship Care Month Features Governor Andrew Cuomo has designated September as Kinship Care Month.  This year, the New York State Kinship Navigator, the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY) and Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of New York State (CASA), have come together to jointly promote andContinue reading “Call for Story Nominations”

September is Kinship Care Month

Here in NY we are celebrating our 7th annual Kinship Care Month – a time to reflect on the sacrifice of kinship caregivers and to celebrate them for the work they do to raise children. NY acknowledges Kinship Care Month by passing a Resolution in the Assembly and Senate, something the Coalition pushes for eachContinue reading “September is Kinship Care Month”