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Kinship Navigation Program


Kinship Caregiver Support Group:
Last Monday of Every Month, 12-1pm via Zoom
Upcoming Dates: 12/28/20, 1/25/21, 2/22/21 & 3/29/21

  • Are you raising a grandchild, niece or nephye or other relative?
  • Are in you interested in learning about resources available in your community?
  • Would you like to connect with other relative caregivers in your area?
  • You are not alone
  • We hope you’ll join us for this monthly lunch hour group.
Family Resource Center - Lakes Region Community Services

Parenting is tough; parenting a second time can be even harder. This group aims to bring grandparents and other relative caregivers together to celebrate successes, mourn losses, problem solve for the hard times, and give support to one another. We hope you can join us to hear from other kinship caregivers and learn more about resources and opportunities that are available in your community.

This program is sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Central NH and the Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center.

For more information, please contact:
Melissa Shadden-Cyr at (603) 460-5285 or
Patricia Eisner at (603) 286-4255 or

To register please follow this link:

Kinship Navigation Program

Are you the primary caregiver for a child who’s not your own? The Kinship Navigation Program can HELP. A Kinship Navigator can connect you to a network of supports that ensure your family has heating fuel, gas for the car, school supplies, and much more. Call now! A Kinship Navigator in your area is ready to help your family stay strong and resilient.

To learn more about New Hampshire’s Kinship Navigation Program, visit:

For inquiries or to make a referral to the Kinship Navigation Program, please contact Joelyn Drennan at

The Kinship Navigation Program links grandparents and other relative caregivers, both inside and outside of the formal child welfare system, to the services and supports specific to their family’s needs.

Kinship Navigators provide emotional support, education and guidance to relative caregivers, and offer information, referral, and follow-up services to promote independence and enhance the well-being of the families they serve.

Kinship Navigation Program participation is FREE and voluntary and open to grandparents and other relative caregivers who are raising a child/children in the absence of the child/children’s biological parents.

As many are aware, the communities within the Lakes Region have been especially impacted by the opioid epidemic over the last decade, and we have seen the number of grandparents raising grandchildren rise as a result. This program is designed to provide a space for caregivers to find support that is specific to their needs and their experience.


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