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A grandmother stands outside and holds her toddler granddaughter, and she looks lovingly at her granddaughter as her granddaughter smiles and looks at her A grandmother stands outside and holds her toddler granddaughter, and she looks lovingly at her granddaughter as her granddaughter smiles and looks at her

The First-Ever National Technical Assistance Center for those who Serve Kinship/Grandfamilies

We help government agencies and nonprofits in states, tribes, and territories work across jurisdictional and systemic boundaries to improve supports and services for families in which grandparents, other relatives, or close family friends are raising children.

What We Do

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Providing Technical Assistance to Enhance the Level of Support Grandfamilies & Kinship Families Receive

Our umbrella of technical assistance provides professionals with opportunities to engage in learning, enhance quality of services, and build capacity to better serve kinship/grandfamilies.

A Black grandmother holds her baby grandchild, so the baby is sitting up in the grandmother's lap and facing both the grandmother and the grandfather. The grandmother and grandfather smile as they look lovingly at the baby, who is looking back at them. The grandfather (who is also Black) is holding the baby's hand.

Building a Shared Understanding of Grandfamilies and Kinship Families

Decades of research shows that there are many benefits to placing children with grandfamilies and kinship families. Kin-first is an important concept that many states, tribes, and territories have embraced, but they need help in better understanding and supporting these families.

How We Work

Along with our partners, we work with the nation’s leading experts on kinship and grandfamilies, including those who bring the fundamental expertise of being a member of a kinship/grandfamily, to improve services and supports for families in states, tribes, and territories.

Our Team

Our staff have a wide range of non-profit and public sector expertise, including in-depth knowledge of the strengths and needs of the families.
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Our Partners

Our Partners represent five of the nation’s leading experts on aging, child related services, and culturally responsive supports.
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Our Experts

Our Subject Matter Experts are the nation’s leading voices on topics that intersect with critical services and supports for kinship/ grandfamilies.
Meet Our Experts

Browse Our Resource Library

Explore our archive of kinship/grandfamily webinars, fact sheets, toolkits, how-to guides, and more.

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A grandmother and her young grandson water the garden together. Both the grandmother and the grandson are Black.

Thank you for putting together these amazing resources, webinars, and materials. They are invaluable and so needed for folks who work with kinship families.”

Community Program Professional, County Health & Human Services Agency
A grandmother and her two grandsons cook together

It was terrific to connect with other navigator programs across the county. There were so many terrific ideas shared.”

Kinship Navigator Program Director
A Latino/Hispanic grandmother and grandfather blow bubbles with their toddler granddaughter

We felt so inspired to see what others were doing. Our heads are spinning–in a good way.”

Executive Director, Nonprofit Family-Serving Agency