Hope For Youth

Kinship Caregiver Program

One of our newest programs debuted in September, the Kinship Caregiver Program. Funding is provided by NYS Office of Children and Family Services – Bureau of Permanency Services, via a 3 year contract.

The purpose of our Kinship Caregiver Program is to increase the state’s capacity to support and strengthen families, promote permanency and the well-being of children. The Program is designed based on the unique needs of kinship families with a goal to maintain and support child(ren) residing in kinship households.

Leslie Messeder, formerly a recruiter within our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program, is our new Kinship Caregiver Case Manager. If you’d like to learn more about the program, contact Leslie at lmesseder@hfyny.org or call 516-506-3458.