Kinship Navigator Program

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Program/Intervention Name

Kinship Navigator Program


Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs, Kinship Support Services, Information and Referral

Program/Intervention Description

What:The Kinship Navigator Program in Washington State is a statewide program that provides a human services worker known as a Kinship Navigator that provides services to kinship care families in a multi-county area. The role of the Kinship Navigator is to connect grandparents and relatives who are raising children with community resources, such as health, financial, legal services, support groups, training, and emergency funds. How: The Kinship Navigator Program provides resources, information and support to assist family members who are raising their relative's children, either temporarily or long term. The Kinship Navigator is available to provide kinship caregivers with information, referrals and resources to support them. Length and duration of services are dependent on client's needs.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)


Program Goals/Outcomes

The Kinship Navigator Program helps strengthen families by helping relatives provide a safe, stable and nurturing environment for the children in their care. The Kinship Navigator Program aids kinship caregivers in understanding and navigating the system of services available for children living in their care.

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 5: Other Human Services

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 5: Better Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Hilari Hauptman


Department of Social and Health Services

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(800) 422-3263

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)

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