On Their Own Terms: Supporting Kinship Care Outside of TANF and Foster Care. Appendix A:  Summary Information about Alternative Kinship Care Programs Identified

09/01/2001

Summary of Alternative Kinship Care Programs Identified
Categories Number of Total Programs Subsidized Guardianship Non-Subsidized Guardianship
Year Established
Before 1998 26 11 15
1998 or later 24 16 8
Information not obtained 7 7 --
Funding Sources a
TANF Funds 14 10 4
Other Fed. Funds 2 1 1
State Funds 27 14 13
Local Funds 8 0 8
Private Funds 10 0 10
Information not obtained 9 9 --
Numbers Served
500+ Families 8 2 6
<500 Families 15 0 15
500+ Children 7 7 0
<500 Children 15 13 2
Information not obtained 12 12 --
Geographic Area Served
Statewide 38 30 8
Multiple Localities 3 0 3
Single Locality 12 0 12
Information not obtained 4 4 --
Program Outcomes (a, b)
Preventing Foster Care Placement 17   17
Increasing Stability of Kinship Care Placement 21   21
Increasing Permanency of Kinship Care Placement 18   18
Reunifying Children with Biological Parents 8   8
Improving Well-Being of Kinship Care Children 21   21
Improving Well-Being of Kinship Care 20   20
Eligibility Requirements      
Specific Eligibility Requirements 46 34 12
All Persons Are Eligible 11 -- 11
Groups Served(a ,b)
TANF Clients 9   9
Child Welfare Clients 22   22
Other Agency Clients 0   0
Community Kin 16   16
Families Self-Refer 7   7
Services Provided (a, b)
Health 7   7
Education 17   17
Mental Health/Counseling 10   10
Child Care/Respite Care 14   14
Financial Assistance 10   10
Services Referred (a, b)
Health 20   20
Education 20   20
Mental Health 20   20
Child Care/Respite Care 18   18
Financial Assistance 19   19
Administration
Private 9 0 9
Public 48 34 14
a Total includes multiple responses from some programs.
b Information not obtained from subsidized guardianship programs.