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Supporting kin and the
children they raise

DC KinCare Alliance Free Legal Helpline

Supporting Relative Caregivers

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:

  • Legal representation
  • Information and education
  • Advocacy
You can now apply for a caregiver subsidy!

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.

Recent News

February 15, 2024

DC KinCare Alliance Designated National Exemplary Kinship Program

The National Grandfamilies and Kinship Support Network has designated DC KinCare Alliance an Exemplary Kinship Program!

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January 5, 2024

New DC Housing Authority Regulations Remove Barriers for Relative Caregivers to Add Children to their Housing Choice Public Housing Vouchers

The regulations were issued pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement between DC KinCare Alliance and the DC Housing Authority (DCHA). The regulations are effective as of their date of publication on January 5, 2024.

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August 2, 2023

DC KinCare Alliance and DC Housing Authority Reach Settlement

DC KinCare Alliance and the DC Housing Authority are pleased to jointly announce that they have resolved their differences and reached a settlement in regard to the litigation pending between the parties in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

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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.