CURA Award Nomination Form

Please click the link above to download the CURA Award Nomination Form. The NYS KinCare Coalition established The Cura Awards to annually recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of those involved with kinship caregiving. A volunteer committee will review nominations and select honorees in the following three categories: Outstanding Professional – An individual working inContinue reading “CURA Award Nomination Form”

Family Caregiving Advisory Council seeks Caregivers to Participate in Web-Based Caregiver Focus Groups

Seeking Participants for Web-based Caregiver Focus Groups: ACL is looking for volunteers to participate in focus groups to help us learn more about the experiences and needs of individuals who are supporting older adults or people with disabilities of any age. The focus groups are part of the efforts of the Family Caregiving Advisory Council and willContinue reading “Family Caregiving Advisory Council seeks Caregivers to Participate in Web-Based Caregiver Focus Groups”

Kinship Care Definition

S8332/A10428 (Persaud/Hevesi) would amend SSL to provide a definition of kinship care in New York. The definition proposed is: Section 1. Section 371 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 22 to read as follows: 22. “KINSHIP CAREGIVER” MEANS A RELATIVE OR NON-RELATIVE WHO IS ACTING AS A PARENT ANDContinue reading “Kinship Care Definition”

Sign on to Letter Re: Local Kinship Services Funding

Below is a template letter that will be sent to the Office of Children and Family Services, the Legislature, and the Governor. Click this link to sign on to these letters: SIGN ON Please sign on no later than Tuesday April 14, 2020 Re: NYS Budget and Local Kinship Services Dear Commissioner Poole/Speaker Heastie/Leader Stewart-Cousins/GovernorContinue reading “Sign on to Letter Re: Local Kinship Services Funding”

Kinship Care Support Programs Lose $1 million in 2021 State Budget

Dear Friends and Colleagues, First and foremost, we hope that you are all safe and at home with your families. We are writing to inform you about kinship funding in the final NYS budget, which passed yesterday, April 1. Below is a copy of the actual budget provisions. The budget legislative add for the local kinshipContinue reading “Kinship Care Support Programs Lose $1 million in 2021 State Budget”