New York State Kinship Navigator
Authored By: New York State Kinship Navigator
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. Kinship caregivers can be 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.