Every day in Clark County, relatives step in to parent and protect children when the natural parents are no longer able or willing to do so. Some of these relatives work with Family Services as foster parents when the child is removed from the home.
But what you may not know is that for every child in the foster care system, there are 25 children being cared for by relatives outside the system. In Clark County, it is estimated that relatives are caring for more than 35,000 children.
When children are unable to be with their parents, relatives provide the critical gifts of love, family connection and a familiar home that contributes to the long-term success of the child.
While a kinship arrangement is usually best for the child, relatives face multiple challenges when they take on the role of parent. While there are many resources for foster parents, there are extremely limited financial, emotional, legal and physical resources available to grandparents and other kinship caregivers. Foster Kinship was founded to help relatives address these challenges by providing free support and resources for kinship families.
Foster Kinship is the only organization in Las Vegas dedicated to supporting kinship caregivers and giving vulnerable children the family advantage. We rely on the support of our community partners and thank you in advance for your consideration of a end of year donation this year.
You can make your donation online here: http://nvbiggive.razoo.com/story/Fosterkinship or send a check made payable to Foster Kinship to 5030 S. Paradise Road, Suite A118, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
We sincerely thank you for your support as we “help keep home in the family” for some of the most vulnerable children in Clark County.