Supporting kin and the children they raise
DC KinCare Alliance Free Legal Helpline
Learn More
2020 Resource Guide

Supporting Relative Caregivers

DC KinCare Alliance seeks to achieve a future where all DC children live in a safe and stable home.

We work to support caregivers who raise DC’s most vulnerable and at-risk children (usually grandparents or other relatives) whose parents are not able to care for them.

Parents may be incarcerated, homeless, have a substance use or mental health problem, abuse or neglect their children, or have been detained or deported.

We respect and empower relatives to care for at-risk DC children by providing:

  • Legal representation
  • Information and education
  • Advocacy

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, Br eee els
her minimum wage job and got Renin paying her utilities and
rent. She was terrified she would become homeless.

You can now apply for a caregiver subsidy!

Recent News

March 22, 2021

DC KinCare Alliance Files Four Additional Federal Lawsuits Challenging DC Child and Family Services Agency’s Discriminatory Practices Against Relative Caregivers (March 2021)

Read More
March 11, 2021

Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan Testifies Before the DC Council on Child Fatalities

Read More
March 11, 2021

Community Advisory Board Member Donte Massey Testifies Before the DC Council on Neighborhood Safety

Read More

We believe in relative caregivers who step up to raise DC’s at-risk children.

Your gift today can directly and positively impact their lives.

Any amount is gratefully accepted and will be applied directly to help those most in need.