Kinship Care

The Kinship Care program provides community based support services to relative caregivers so that children can remain with their extended families and avoid placement in the foster care system.

Kinship services are free and available countywide, through centers in Pittsburg, Concord, and Richmond. Services include respite care, therapeutic support groups, educational forums, tutoring for children, case management, recreational activities for caregivers and youth, limited emergency assistance, and legal services.

More than 500 families participate in the Contra Costa County Kinship Care program each year. These families consist of relative caregivers who provide full time care for children in the County. Children do not have to be involved with the Children & Family Services Department for families to get services. All services are provided by community based nonprofit organizations.

For more information about accessing services contact:

Central and West County
Uplift Family Services
2380 Salvio Street, Suite 200
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 602-1750
[email protected]

Youth Services Bureau
186 Broadway Street
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 215-4671
[email protected]

East County
Lilliput Families
300 H Street Suite E
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 384-1650
[email protected]