Kinship Navigator Information

Kinship Navigator is a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that assists all kinship caregivers (grandparents and other relatives) with accessing services for themselves and the children they are raising.

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Our Mission

To assure all kinship caregivers in Massachusetts can easily find supportive services online and with assistance from Kinship Navigator staff to help cultivate strong, stable and successful families.

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Who we serve

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The Kinship Navigator program provides help, assistance, tips, support, guidance
and advice for all familial caregivers throughout the Commonwealth including:

  • Kinship foster parents caring for children involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF)  
  • Kinship caregivers involved with Probate and Family court.
  • Families with informal caregiver arrangements

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How can we help

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Kinship Navigator staff act as a point of contact for kinship caregivers statewide and their families.
We assist with navigating services such as:

  • Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Department of Children and Families (DCF)

We connect kinship caregivers to community resources including:

  • Family Resource Centers
  • Massachusetts Grandparents Commission
  • Support Groups
  • Mental Health and Counseling
  • Food & Nutrition Assistance
  • Legal Services
  • Childcare
  • Support for kinship caregivers who have a family member struggling with substance misuse


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Contact   for Kinship Navigator Information


600 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111

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