Keeping kids out of the system and with family who knows and loves them.
PLC’s Kinship Care Program: Recognizing and addressing the unique triumphs and challenges faced by kinship caregivers.
PLC is distinguished as the only private-care organization that provides Kinship Care services in Prince George’s County, Maryland. For families who are caring for a relative’s child or children, we help ensure stability and safety through case management, training, and the provision supportive services. Our Kinship Care Program is a virtual and home-visiting program specifically designed to provide these selfless caregivers with needed emotional support, guidance, counseling and financial assistance.
Through weekly virtual and/or home visits, resources, referrals, family advocacy, crisis intervention, recreational and cultural activities, and parenting classes, we increase the likelihood that children will remain in the care of loving relatives – and prevent the necessity for placement in foster care.
Families who have participated in the Kinship Care Program are better equipped to continue raising children in their care if the biological parents are unwilling or unable to do so due to substance abuse, domestic violence, incarceration, unemployment, illness or other major crises.
Families can participate in the Kinship Care Program for up to two months. A follow-up is conducted every six months and 1-year after closure to ensure permanency. Families are eligible and welcome to attend Triple P Parenting and/or Mental Health First Aid training during and/or after the service delivery period.
Eligibility to Receive PLC’s Kinship Care Supports:
- You live in Prince George’s County, Maryland
- You provide care for a child or children of a relative
- The children are 18 years or younger
- The children live with you in your home