Non-Parent Caregivers/Kinship Care

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. In New York State, there are an estimated 179,000 caregivers, 131,000 of whom are 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. Contact us today for more information!

Phone: (877) 454-6463NYS Kinship Navigator Logo
TTY: New York Relay 711 or 1-800-421-1220
Fax: (585) 454-6286

Email: navigator@nysnavigator.org

Mailing Address:
87 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm