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