DC KinCare Alliance seeks to achieve a future where all DC children live in safe and stable homes.
We work to support caregivers (usually grandparents and other relatives) who raise DC’s most vulnerable and at-risk children when their parents are not able to care for them.
Parents may have died, be incarcerated or homeless, have a substance use or mental health disorder, abuse or neglect their children, have been detained or deported, or are sick from COVID-19.
We respect and empower relatives to care for at-risk DC children by providing:
Meet Brenda and Her 8-Month-Old Granddaughter Kayla
Brenda began caring for her grandbaby Kayla when Kayla’s mother was hospitalized from a drug overdose. Kayla’s father is incarcerated for trying to kill Kayla’s mother. Brenda struggled to feed, clothe, and get diapers for Kayla. Even worse, once COVID hit, Brenda lost her minimum wage job and got behind paying her utilities and rent. She was terrified she would become homeless.
Any amount is gratefully accepted and will be applied directly to help those most in need.