Kinship Support Services Program
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Wayfinder’s Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) supports grandparents, extended family members or close family friends who step up to raise children so they avoid the trauma of separation from their birth family. KSSP is free of charge to families.
Over 600,000 grandparents in California are raising their grandchildren–the highest such statistic in the country. Kinship care fills critical gaps because the state has a shortage of resource families and many are not willing to accept siblings, which kinship caregivers are more likely to do.