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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!

Thank you also to David Grosso and Trayon White for voting in favor of the bill so it can receive a full Council vote! This is an important step to uplift and support the voices, rights, and safety of DC children and those who care for them. Thank you Councilmember Nadeau for recognizing DC KinCare […]

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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)

Deputy Director McClellan testifies about how the never-ending waiting list for the Grandparent Caregiver Program Subsidy during the pandemic hurts DC grandparents and the children they raise, all while the Mayor intends to repurpose $2 million from the agency that administers the Program to the Metropolitan Police Department.

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October 8, 2020

MULTITUDE OF SIGN-ONS TO OUR FOIA PETITION TO REPEAL DC COUNCIL’S SUSPENSION OF DC GOVERNMENT FOIA RESPONSES!

We are hopeful our Petition will be acted on by the DC Council at its November legislative meeting.  We have contacted Chairman Mendelson’s office to put it on the Agenda!  Please call your Councilmember today to advocate for this initiative!  We need to know what is going on with DC government during the public health […]

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September 21, 2020

Check Out Our Very Own Board Member Donnequa Grantham on Local DMV News!

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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 18, 2020

Mayor Bowser Issues Proposed FY 2021 Budget

Among other things, the Budget proposes cuts to the Grandparent Caregiver Program Subsidy and Prevention Services at a time when investments should be made in those areas. Go here to to see the full Budget documents: https://mayor.dc.gov/page/fy2021-budget-dchope%E2%80%93-mayor-bowser%E2%80%99s-commitment-give-every-washingtonian-fair-shot

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April 26, 2020

Foster Kinship Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of DC KinCare Alliance Federal Lawsuit Challenging DC’s Kinship Diversion Practices

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April 25, 2020

Alliance for Children’s Rights Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of DC KinCare Alliance Federal Lawsuit Challenging DC’s Kinship Diversion Practices

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April 15, 2020

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of DC KinCare Alliance Federal Lawsuit Challenging DC’s Kinship Diversion Practices

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April 10, 2020

DC KINCARE ALLIANCE CELEBRATES HUGE WIN FOR DC RELATIVE CAREGIVERS AND THE CHILDREN THEY RAISE!

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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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 26, 2020

DC KinCare Alliance and Ropes & Gray File Second Federal Lawsuit Against District of Columbia

New suit challenges CFSA’s ongoing, illegal practice of “Kinship Diversion.”

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March 13, 2020

DC KinCare Alliance Co-Founder and Executive Director Marla Spindel Receives Child Welfare League of America Champion for Children Award!

We are pleased to announce that Marla Spindel is one of the 100 CWLA Champions for Children!

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March 13, 2020

View Our FY 2020 and 2021 Goals!

See what we are hoping to accomplish for kinship families!

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January 11, 2019

DC KinCare Alliance Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging DC’s Unlawful, Discriminatory Kinship Diversion Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DC KinCare Alliance and the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP have filed a
federal lawsuit against the District of Columbia and the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency
(CFSA) for violating the rights of multiple Plaintiffs under D.C. and federal laws.

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January 11, 2019

Review DC KinCare Alliance 2019 Accomplishments

Elected caregiver relative to corporate board of directors
Established Community Board to empower caregiver relatives to lead advocacy efforts

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January 6, 2019

Read Our Summer 2019 Newsletter

In response to the Trump Administration’s immigration policies as well as recent ICE raids here in DC, we submitted a recommendation to Councilmember Brianne Nadeau to amend the DC

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January 1, 2019

View Infographic on our Public Benefits Advocacy

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