Phone:
1-888-524-3578
211
Text KinshipLA to 898-211
Email:
LAHelpU.dcfs@la.gov
Website:
https://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/page/kinship-navigator

About this resource

The Kinship Navigator Program (KNP) serves as an information and referral network for kinship caregivers who are providing full-time care to children other than their own. Kinship caregivers may be relatives, grandparents, and other fictive kin serving as caregivers to children whose parents are unable to do so.

Kinship caregivers often step in to provide needed care and safety to children, preventing the need for foster care intervention services. Whether their custodial kinship arrangement is formal or informal, kinship caregivers face unique challenges and needs that are different from any they have previously experienced.