Helping Non-Parent Caregivers Achieve Success Across All of New York!

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The NYS County Collaboration Project is funded by the U.S. Children's Bureau. This project seeks to demonstrate that with identification and appropriate connections to supports that improve safety, permanency, and child/caregiver well-being …
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Kinship Care Coalition

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The NYS Kinship Navigator is an information, referral and advocacy program for kinship caregivers in New York State. A kinship caregiver is an individual that is caring for a child that is not biologically their own. In New York State, there are an estimated 179,000 caregivers, 131,000 of whom are grandparents raising grandchildren. Many others are aunts and uncles.

The Navigator seeks to assist these caregivers by providing information on financial assistance, legal information and referrals, and other types of issues that caregivers face when raising children in order to provide stability and permanency in the home. Call us today for more information!

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2013- NYS Navigator

January 8, 2014

It's hard to believe a new year is already upon us!  We have had a busy 2013 at the NYS Navigator, and look forward to continuing to serve you in 2014.

This past year saw many new beginnings – we obtained a federal grant from the Children's Bureau in late 2012, and began work in three target counties in early 2013 (Broome, Tioga and Orange Counties).  To date, we have served over 500 caregivers from these counties, and look forward to working with the kinship agencies and social service departments, as well as other local agencies, to continue serving caregivers in those counties.

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Willie Nelson - Raised by his Grandparents

By Jim Trowbridge

Just about the entire world knows Willie Nelson as the long-haired, redheaded, country-crossover singer, writer, performer whose credits include such unforgettable songs as Crazy, On the Road Again, Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain, and so many others. Eleven Grammys (that's one more than Bob Dylan). Nine Country Music Awards – including a Lifetime Achievement Award that's even named after him. Seven American Music Awards.

This is not to even mention the list of movies and television shows Willie's been in, or the many honorifics garnered for his humanitarian contributions. From Farm Aid to the Animal Welfare Institute, and the LGBT movement, Willie Nelson has been a champion for the underdog. Continue Reading


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