Kinship Care refers to the care of children by relatives or close family friends (often referred to as fictive kin). Experts largely agree that relatives are the preferred resource for children who must be removed from their birth parents because it maintains family connections. The Department of Family Services’ kinship program provide the child a connection to birth families…

Monarch Family Services compassionately and professionally delivers valueadded services to improve the lives of children and strengthen families. Because we recognize every child and family has a unique path toward wholeness and empowerment, our agency is family-focused and provides integrated comprehensive services across the family services continuum…