Kinship Navigation Program
Nationwide, 7.8 million children are being raised by their grandparents or other relatives. Our Kinship Navigation Program, supported by the NH Children’s Trust, is a wonderful resource for kinship caregivers – relatives who have taken on the care and custody of children. A kinship caregiver can be a grandparent, an aunt, uncle, or really any family relative caring for a child. Our Kinship Navigation Program can help relative caregivers access resources, provide direct financial help and emotional support and connect to others who are experiencing a similar situation.
Rosemary Nugent is our Kinship Navigator. Kinship Navigators guide grandparent and relative caregivers to services that help the children in their lives thrive. Rosemary and her husband are raising their grandson together, so she truly understands the needs and concerns of kinship caregivers. Rosemary is an advocate and has played an active role in enacting legislation in the state of NH so that grandparents and other caregivers have a voice in family court and improved access to resources.
Rosemary and other Grapevine staff have completed the University of Maine Certificate in Grandfamilies Leadership. We are here to support you! Contact us for more information.