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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.

IMPORTANT!
You can now apply for a caregiver subsidy!

Recent News

November 24, 2020

Today our Thanksgiving Week Thank You goes out to DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and her staff for working tirelessly to bring legislation for an independent Office of Ombudsperson for Children to markup!

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November 11, 2020

Listen to Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan Testify Before the DC Council on November 4, 2020

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November 6, 2020

DC KinCare Alliance Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan Testifies Before the DC Council Human Services Roundtable (November 4, 2020)

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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.