May 30, 2020

Executive Director Marla Spindel Testifies on Detrimental Impacts of DC Child and Family Services Agency FY 2021 Budget Cuts (May 22, 2020)

Ms. Spindel specifically warns the DC Council about cuts to essential programs and services, including the DC Grandparent Caregiver Program and Prevention Services.

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May 8, 2020

Marla and Stephanie Continue Helping Relative Caregivers and the Children they Raise During COVID-19

Some examples from the first week of May: helped a relative caregiver submit documents to receive her small business microgrant; helped a relative caregiver apply for unemployment benefits; gave advice to caregivers on illegal rental practices; and assisted caregivers to obtain free food.

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April 20, 2020

Join Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan for a Webinar on recent federal and local legislation that may affect you

Stephanie will discuss how to make sure you receive your Federal Stimulus Payments and avoid getting scammed. See our Powerpoint Presentation below.

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April 10, 2020


DC KinCare Alliance advocated for DC to remove the 6-month eligibility period for relatives to be able to apply for the Grandparent Caregiver Program, as well as the new Close Relative Caregiver Program. Today, that goal was realized as the 6-month eligibility period has been ELIMINATED for both programs!

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April 8, 2020

DC KinCare Alliance Attorneys Are Helping Those In Need During Covid-19 Pandemic

Read about what they have been doing to help kinship families during this difficult time.

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March 28, 2020

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Read our Spring 2020 Newsletter! Find out what we have been doing to help those in need during this public health emergency.

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March 27, 2020

DC KinCare Alliance Issues Recommendations to DC Mayor and Council to Protect Kinship Families During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Relative caregivers and the children they raise are at especially high risk during this public health emergency. Urgent action is needed by the Mayor and Council to protect these families.

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March 24, 2020

DC Mayor Updates COVID-19 Website to Include Application Process for DC Economic Recovery Microgrants

See the Mayor’s updated webpage:

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March 23, 2020

DC Mayor Establishes DC COVID-19 Website, But More Information Should be Provided

The Mayor needs to update her website at to ensure all relevant information is available on the site. We have provided some additional helpful information here from the DC Department of Human Services website.

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March 23, 2020

DC Council Passes COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (March 16, 2020)

We have put together a Summary of the new law as relevant to kinship families.

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March 19, 2020

Marla Spindel Discusses the Impact of Coronavirus on Grandfamilies in This Washington Post Article

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