Kinship Support

Kinship Support Programs for Ohio Families

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 Care Support Groups

We offer a variety of kinship care support groups so you can find the community that works best for you.

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.

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Family Empowerment

This adoptive and kinship support program helps parents learn and apply some new strategies of parenting children from hard places. This can be in conjunction with individual therapy for the child.

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Find More Resources with OhioKAN

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
  • Knox
  • Marion
  • Morrow
  • Richland
  • Union
  • Wayne
  • Wyandot

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. To connect with a navigator, call 1-844-OHIO-KAN.