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Idaho KinCare Resources                                              

A KinCare provider is a grandparent or other family member raising a relative’s child. KinCare placements may be made formally through a social service agency but are more frequently arranged without formal intervention, usually occurring when family members voluntarily take the children into their homes to keep them safe in times of family crisis. This arrangement can be challenging from legal, financial, and emotional standpoints. If you are one of the 10,000 KinCare providers in Idaho, you are not alone and there is support available for you in the community. Please view the following videos.

The first video is an Introduction to KinCare in Idaho:

 

This video highlights the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's position on KinCare in Idaho:

 

 

 

 
 

Watch a KLEW tv newsclip of a Grangeville kincare family

 

Select from the links below to find more information about KinCare issues.

 

Save the Date! Elaine K. Williams - April 30th, 2014

Renowned Kinship speaker and author Elaine K. Williams will give a presentation on current issues surrounding KinCare families, including talking about “When Helping Becomes Enabling.” For more information, view the flyer below:

Elaine K. Willaims Announcement

 

Ongoing! Free Income Tax Help

There are free tax sites availabe throughout the state of Idaho to help low income people and senior citizens to file their simple tax returns. For information in your area, please click the following link and search by your county! Many people qualify for this help so visit one of the locations today!

Idaho State Tax Commission - Free Tax Sites

Community Resources

Information about financial assistance, health and dental insurance, early childhood education, intervention services for developmentally and physically disabled children, and food assistance programs

Legal Resources

Information about custodial arrangements, legal actions, legal forms, and legal services

Statewide KinCare Support Groups

Information about local support groups

KinCare Resource Directory

Links to websites and information relevant to kincare providers

 

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  • New! April 26th is the YMCA Healthy Kids Day! The Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day® by opening up all Treasure Valley Family YMCA facilities FREE to the public all day! Community members are encouraged to come in to the Y and learn about ways we can help families move more, eat healthy, have fun and carry that spirit of fun throughout the summer months by participating in all the programs the Y has to offer. Healthy Kids Day is just one way the Y helps strengthen communities through healthy living. Click on the pic for the informational poster:
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  • New! Now you can TEXT 211 for referrals! Just text your ZIP CODE to 898211! Click on the pic for the news release! Mr Yuk
  • New! My Family. My Story. For information on how to enter, click the picture! Mr Yuk
  • Save the Date! Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Elaine K. Williams. Renowned Kinship speaker and author Elaine K. Williams will give a presentation on current issues surrounding KinCare families, including talking about “When Helping Becomes Enabling.” For more information, view the flyer: Elaine K. Williams.
  • NEW! Learn about Foster Parenting and Adoption April Meetings
  • Ongoing! 2014 Free Tax Sites list from the Idaho State Tax Commission. For low income and senior Idaho residents with simple returns, free tax preparation help is available. For a list of free tax sites by county, including hours of operation, please visit the following link: Free Tax Sites
  • NEW! MADD Idaho Victim Impact Panels 2014 2014 Schedule
  • ONGOING! Seniors: Fit and Fall Proof Classes, Region 4
  • ONGOING! Every 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.: Triad Adoption Group; click here for more information.

  • Coming in May:
  • New! Children's Mental Health Awareness Week and Contest! Please click on the following links for information on Children's Mental Health Awareness Week and a the 3rd Annual Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Poster and Video PSA Contest. Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Flyer , Poster and Video PSA Contest Entry Form

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