The Kinship Permanency Incentive (KPI) program was created to support children in the homes of family or friends who have committed to caring for them when birth parents cannot. KPI provides time-limited incentive payments to families caring for their kin.
For more information, call one of the following:
- Ashland County - Children Services: Carrie Riley: 419-282-5087
- Crawford County - Children Services: Erika Fuson: 419-563-1570, ext. 252
- Huron County - Children Services: Lisa Albright: 419-663-5437, ext. 3451
- Knox County - Job and Family Services: Karen Hessel: 740-397-7177, ext. 3042
- Marion County - Children Services: Dan Downes: 740-386-0421
- Morrow County - Children Services: Kayla Troiano: 419-949-2630
- Richland County - Children Services: Brianne Kindinger or Rhonda Marsh: 419-774-4100
- Seneca County - Job and Family Services: Angela Hossler: 419-447-5011, ext. 319
- Wyandot County - Children Services/Job and Family Services: Crystal Smith: 419-294-4977, ext. 244
Catalyst Life Services: Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Crisis Services provides comprehensive mental health services for children, adolescents and their families such as:
Crisis services, including a 24/7 Emergency helpline: 419-522-HELP (4357).
Triple P: Postive Parenting Program, which gives grandparents and other caregivers of children the tools to help manage their child's behavior with confidence, prevent problems from developing and build strong healthy relationships. For more information, call (419) 774-6866.
Out-Patient Services, including:
- Assessment and treatment planning
- Individual, group, family, home-based, school, and play and art counseling
- Psychiatric and nursing services
- Daily living, educational and community support.
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Hospice of North Central Ohio (HNCO) provides care and comfort for those dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses, or journeying through the grief process.
HNCO offers grief support for adults, including a monthly support group for grievers of overdose.
HNCO also offers a bereavement camp for children ages 6-17, Camp Hope. Camp Hope helps children and teens through the grief process through:
- small group discussions and age appropriate activities
- team-building challenges
- arts and crafts
- time to just play games and have fun horseback riding, canoeing, and ziplining
- interaction with pets
- archery and splat ball
- a climbing tower.