What We Do

At DC KinCare Alliance, we envision a future where all DC children live in safe and stable homes.

We support relative caregivers who have opened their homes and hearts to DC’s most vulnerable and at-risk children 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 deported.

Relatives often step up to care for these children who have multiple and varied needs without any assistance, and do so despite the fact that many live in poverty and are disabled themselves.

DC KinCare Alliance respects and empowers relatives to care for these children by providing legal representation and resources and education to caregivers, as well as identifying, assisting with obtaining, and advocating for effective health and mental health care, substance use treatment, financial supports, and other support services for the whole family.

We follow the Child Welfare League of America’s Kinship Traditions of Caring and Collaborating Trauma Informed Model of Practice.