Help for Kinship Caregivers Across the State of Missouri
The ParentLink Kinship Navigator Program provides services to relatives and kinship caregivers, grandparents, and foster parents. This includes children being cared for by kin in foster care or legal guardianship arrangements, children at risk of entering foster care being cared for by kin, and children being cared for by kin outside of the child welfare system.
ParentLink Kinship Navigator Program strives to:
- Connect caregivers with Kinship Navigators (from ParentLink and other agencies) located in many Missouri communities.
- Connect caregivers to informational and community resources.
- Provide assistance in obtaining benefits and services, including completing paperwork, finding transportation, securing basic needs, finding mental health resources, and developmental screenings for early childhood delays.