The Step Up Coalition is sponsoring multiple events to support relative caregivers and to shed light on the unique issues facing our kinship foster families.. First, we are hosting a five-part webinar series that will explore the struggles and inequalities our kinship caregivers face and the opportunities and challenges to providing the support, assistance and Read more >>

CA Makes Historic Investment in Foster Children Raised by Relatives

Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2014 – 2015 California budget on June 20, 2014, which includes a $30 million investment in the futures of foster children who are raised by relatives. This is the most important policy victory for foster children since the extension of foster care to age 21 through AB 12 in 2012. Read more >>

Kinship Summit Educates and Unites Caregivers

The Alliance for Children’s Rights hosted a Kinship Summit for relative caregivers on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Seneca Center in Oakland. It was an invigorating day of education, support and reflection for 40 engaged participants. The attendees were men and women of all ages from across the state who are raising—or have raised—grandchildren, Read more >>