Kinship Support

Are you raising family members’ children? Are you experiencing challenges that are unique to families raising their extended family – grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins?

At Pathway, we offer these families specialized support through our Kinship Support Services. Our holistic approach involves looking at the whole child and the whole family.

Counseling Services
We provide individual, group and family therapy with sensitivity to unique family situations. Our approach fosters family-centered, trauma focused, compassionate treatment.

Kinship Connection Group
Kinship parents discuss pertinent issues in their lives and offer support to each other, meeting the first Tuesday morning of each month.

Connected Family Group

Adoptive and Kinship families meet for a series of six weekly sessions twice a year to build trusting relationship, activities in family group, time for kids in therapeutic group, and time for parents together for support.

Adoptive and Kinship Mothers Support Group
Moms meet other moms who understand the unique challenges they face, find support, and education, meeting the second Saturday morning of each month.



Family Empowerment
Professional supports kinship parents in learning and applying some new strategies of parenting children from hard places. This can be in conjunction with individual therapy for the child.

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Pathway Caring for Children is a partner with OhioKAN, a new statewide flexible and responsive kinship and adoption navigator program designed to assist children, caregivers, and families. With the support of dedicated Muskingum County staff, OhioKAN’s 100% free services will help kinship and adoptive families in the following counties navigate and connect with all of the resources available locally and statewide:

  • Ashland

  • Crawford

  • Delaware

  • Holmes


For more information and helpful resources, as well as a directory of other regional partners serving other areas of Ohio, please visit the OhioKAN website at To connect with a navigator, call 1-844-OHIO-KAN.

  • Knox

  • Marion

  • Morrow

  • Richland

  • Union

  • Wayne

  • Wyandot

Pathway Caring for Children

Canton/Administrative Office 

4895 Dressler Rd NW Suite A

Canton, OH 44718

Phone: 330.493.0083

Cleveland Office

25300 Lorain Rd Suite 330

North Olmsted, OH 44070

Phone: 440.586.8202

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Toll Free: 1.800.838.7284



Pathway is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Pathway is funded in part by United Way of Greater Stark County, and is a Stark Mental Health Addiction Recovery provider Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.

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