Family Care for Children and Youth - Dunmore
Family Care for Children and Youth - Dunmore - Kinship Care
Kinship Care/Family-Based Services is the full-time nurturing and protection of children who must be separated from their parent(s) and temporarily placed in the home of a caregiver who has an existing relationship with the child or the child’s family. Family Care for Children & Youth provides formal Kinship Care whereby the county has legal custody of a child and has placed a child through FCCY with a formal Kinship Caregiver. The relationship between the child and the caregiver must meet one of the following characteristics:
  • Caregiver is related to the child through blood or marriage
  • Caregiver is a godparent recognized by an organized church
  • Caregiver is a member of the child’s tribe or clan
  • Caregiver has a significant and positional relationship with the child or the child’s family

Under a Kinship Care arrangement, it is FCCY’s responsibility to ensure that the child or youth is living in a safe, need-fulfilling environment. Kinship Care focuses on the development of the child in the present and in the future, and great faith is placed in the ability of the young person to move beyond past difficulties and develop a more successful way of living. The best way to help our clients achieve this is to place them with a Kinship Caregiver.

The individual needs of each child are thoroughly addressed, and Kinship Care arrangements are developed with the needs of all involved parties in mind. FCCY’s team approach to Kinship Care helps the child move toward reaching placement goals.

Children who live with a Kinship Caregiver are actually part of the treatment process. Children are involved in all family activities and community events as they learn responsible behaviors and accept the responsibilities associated with being a family member.

Children who live with a Kinship Caregiver have the opportunity to grow up and experience childhood with their Kinship Caregivers, as do children who grow up with their biological/legal families.

Kinship Care offers many benefits including continuity of family traditions, ongoing family connections, and ongoing community involvement. The trauma of separation is minimized, and there is an assurance that the child will have a lifelong relationship with their caregivers.
1031 Reeves Street
Dunmore, PA 18512
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (833) 428-1457 Main
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Geographical Area: Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Montor, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
  • Kinship Care
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Family Care for Children and Youth - Dunmore
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