Providing children and their caregivers with the resources and support they need.

What is KinCare?

Kinship families consist of relatives or non-relatives who have taken over parental responsibilities of children for biological parents. The Kinship program is an informal, voluntary service that provides both in and out of home assistance to kinship caregivers and children.

 Services provided are case management, resource acquisition, access to legal assistance and support groups and family needs such as clothing and diapers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Services are currently available for those living in Lancaster, Dodge, Gage, Saline, Seward, Butler, Saunders, Cass, Sarpy, Washington and Colfax

    To qualify you must be providing kinship care for a child that has not become a ward of the state.

  • Lutheran Family Services is committed to providing kinship caregivers with the resources they need, both online and off.

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This program is funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.