In Cuyahoga County over 12,000 grandparents are raising grandchildren. Fairhill has been engaged with Kinship Families for more than 10 years - learning Kinship Caregivers are more likely to seek programming and services for children in their care than to look for services for themselves. Kinship Families told us “a good kinship care program must offer comprehensive programming to the entire kinship family - meeting the family at areas of greatest need.”
At Fairhill we Build Success for Kinship Families by creating a continuing network of support systems and staff leadership for total family programming and services with:
Kinship Caregiver Resources – Includes peer to peer support groups, monthly family days with adult and teen workshops, children’s activities, summer and holiday camps, adult support groups, lunch and take home resources. Monthly Brunch Clubs for ongoing community connections and resources and a Kinship Kids Closet for families to share and receive clothing for rapidly growing children!
Teen Leadership and Entrepreneurship – Break and vacation programming with activities and internships designed to develop and strengthen teen leadership, civic engagement and entrepreneurship.
Campaign for Kinship Village is working to create 29 residences at Fairhill for Kinship Families, older adult volunteers and campus employees.
55 walkers ranging in age from a year and a half to over 70 years of age raised over $600.00 in support of Kinship Care on Saturday July 10th. Councilwoman Mitchell cheered the walkers on and Liz Shelton finished the morning up with healthy stretches. Many thanks to our VISTA team for starting a new at Fairhill tradition.
Call today at 216.421.1350 extension 113 for details about registration in any of these Kinship programs.
At Fairhill, we support and strengthen a community network of Kinship Care providers with engagement in the Kinship Care Service Provider Coalition. This Group is 20 members strong and growing. Monthly meeting dedicated to training and information sharing are supplemented by modest grants and support for grassroots Kinship Care Support groups.
To join or support Kinship Services call or email Stacey at 216.421.1350 or email@example.com
Kinship services made possible in part by The Treumart Fund (a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation and The Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland). Support also provided by The Older Americans Act Caregiver Support Program Grant from the Ohio Dept. of Aging through Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging and the Fairhill Annual Fund.