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The NYS Kinship Navigator is an information, referral and advocacy program for kinship caregivers in New York State. A kinship caregiver is an individual that is caring for a child that is not biologically their own. In New York State, there are an estimated 179,000 caregivers, 131,000 of whom are grandparents raising grandchildren. Many others are aunts and uncles. The Navigator seeks to assist these caregivers by providing information on financial assistance, legal information and referrals, and other types of issues that caregivers face when raising children in order to provide stability and permanency in the home. Contact us today for more information!

NYS Kinship Navigator Brochure

Phone: (877) 454-6463

TTY: New York Relay 711 or 1-800-421-1220

Fax: (585) 454-6286


Mailing Address:

87 N. Clinton Avenue

Rochester, NY 14604


Center for Elder Law & Justice

New York State Kinship Programs