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Family Builders of Catawba Valley: Supportive Services Available

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Phone: (828) 465-8901

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3050 11th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602


Mailing Address:
PO Box 669
Newton, NC 28658

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If the agency has custody or CPS involvement with the child and has sanctioned placement with a non-licensed relative, services should be provided to assure that the kin caregiver has the best chance of meeting the child’s needs for physical and emotional security. Whether or not the agency has custody, kinship caregivers may need agency supportive services. Some services that are frequently requested by caregivers are:
  • Kinship Care Support Group open to all kinship caregivers regardless of age and status in child welfare system;
  • Legal assistance in obtaining permission to enroll the child in school, to obtain medical attention or to obtain legal custody or guardianship;
  • Assistance negotiating the social services system to get approved for food stamps, Work First grants, Medicaid or state supported insurance coverage for the child, child support, or day care services; and
  • Information and referral services to connect with informal and formal service providers in the local community.