Program Manager: Tracy Pachowitz
Kinship Care is designed to help support a child who resides outside of his or her own home, either temporarily or for the long term, by someone who is related to the child by family ties or by a significant prior relationship connection. Kinship Care supports the concept of children residing with a relative caregiver to alleviate family stress or temporary familial problems, rather than being placed in a foster home or other type of out-of-home placement.
The Wisconsin Kinship Care Program provides monetary support for the care of minor children by a relative absent of Children’s Court or Child Protective Services involvement. Professional Services Group conducts assessments of kinship cases where the children are living with relatives that are privately arranged by family members.