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Press Release: Kinship Caregivers
For news information, contact:
Jo Seyler, Family Support Program Coordinator
Washington/Morgan Counties Community Action
218 Putnam St., Box 144, Marietta, OH 45750
Phone (740) 373-3745, Fax (740) 373-6287

Press Release — Publish as soon as possible

New Program For Kinship Caregivers

In Ohio, 10% of all households with children, grandparents are filling the role of primary caregivers to their grandchildren. Are you caring for one or more of these children? Washington/Morgan Counties Community Action in cooperation with Washington & Morgan Counties Family and Children First, Washington & Morgan Counties Children's Services and Washington & Morgan Counties Job and Family Services, is addressing the needs of these caregivers. Relatives or non-relative adults, who have temporarily or permanently taken over the care of any child/ren whose biological parents are unable or unwillling to provide for their care, often are unable to find answers to questions and concerns in all areas from childcare and medical/dental services to legal, financial and educational issues.

With this new program, the Family Support Coordinator will serve as a short-term family guide and advocate for caregivers by providing the link to available services at the state and local level and assist in accessing those services.

Make the connection with the Family Support Program in Washington County by calling the CARES LINE (740) 373-9000 or (800) 373-9833. In Morgan County the connection may be made by calling the Community Action Office at (740) 962-3827.

Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio

218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, OH 43758
(740) 962-3827