Kinship Care Services

at CarePlus NJ

Are you raising a grandchild, niece, nephew, or child family member in your home?

Then you are a Kinship Caregiver!

Kinship Navigator Program

The Kinship Navigator Program provides Wraparound and Kinship Legal Guardianship services to non DCP&P (Division of Child Protection and Permanency )-involved relative caregivers.

Servicing the following counties: Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties.

The goal of the Kinship Navigator Program is to partner with Kinship Caregivers and to provide services and support that will enrich the lives of the children residing in households headed by grandparents, other relatives, or friends.

Kinship Caregivers are people who have taken on the responsibility of caring for their relatives children, frequently their own grandchildren, but occasionally children of a sister, brother, or other relatives.

What if I don't live in CarePlus's service area?

Don’t worry, you can register by calling 2 1 1 or by contacting your county’s servicing agency below.

The Salvation Army

(973) 351-1091 serving Essex County

Children's Home Society

1-800-396-4518 serving Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Union Counties

Family Service Association

1-877-569-0350 serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties