As a part of our direct service work, Casey Family Programs' Field Offices participate in collaborations with local partners. These initiatives serve children and families through community centers and service networks. Our collaborations focus on:
- Transition services for foster care alumni and for young people preparing to age out of care
- Kinship care services for grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, and others raising children who were born to relatives
TAP is the Boise Field office's permanency planning and independent living technical assistance program.
Kinship Care Collaborations
Lodestar helps adoptive parents, kinship caregivers and guardians in Phoenix connect to resources they need and to each other.
The KARE Family Center in Tucson offers one-stop support and services for relatives and family friends caring for youth under age 18, as well as for people who have adopted children from within or outside their family.
A group of non-profit and governmental agencies, relative caregivers, and organizations from the greater Austin area who joined forces in 2003 to assist kinship families in gaining access to much needed community resources.
Keeping children with their extended families and avoiding foster care is the goal of Yakima's KINdred Spirits. The initiative helps kinship families through their everyday challenges. It offers services to American Indians of any tribe living on the Yakama Indian reservation and on ancestral lands ceded to the U.S. government, which covers most of Central Washington.