Grandparents & Other Caregivers

Beech Acres Parenting Center Kinship Connections

Kinship Care Is Important

We have two Kinship Connections information Sessions coming up on Monday, December 17th and Wednesday, December 19th

200,000 Ohio children live in the homes of their grandparents or another relative. This represents a 120% increase since just 2010.

These relatives that step up every day help minimize placement disruptions and traumatic experiences for these children. Being placed with a grandparent or other caring relative increases permanency for children has a positive impact on their well-being, and improves mental health outcomes for the children and their families by preserving the child’s natural setting within their family of origin.

Beech Acres Parenting Center is proud to provide services for residents of Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, and Clinton Counties in Ohio.


Kinship Connections Program

Whether you’re a grandparent, aunt, uncle or another relative, taking care of a loved one’s children full-time… we are here for you!  Our Kinship Connections team is a support network for you; with monthly meetings to foster camaraderie and individuals with experience navigating the court systems & community resources.

  • Family Connections and group setting learning on a wide variety of topics; including those from Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  • Individualized kinship peer support provided in the home and community
  • Service navigation to assist kinship parents and families overcome their barriers

Upcoming Dates

Class Dates and Locations

Clermont County

First Baptist Amelia, 85 W. Main St. Amelia Ohio 45102

  • Thursdays (except holidays) 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Hamilton County

Beech Acres Parenting Center,  6881 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 (meets in Feldman Cottage)

  • Tuesdays (except holidays) 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Beech Acres Parenting Center, 3325 Glenmore Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

  • Fridays (except holidays) 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Warren and Clinton County

Countryside YMCA, 1699 Deerfield Road, Lebanon, OH 45036

  • Wednesdays (except holidays) 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

New Life Clinic, 100 S. South Street Wilmington, Ohio 45177

  • December 4  9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
  • December 18  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • January 8, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • January 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

BAPC/Clinton County HeadStart

  • December 11 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
  • January 15, 2019 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


These classes are available at no cost thanks to support from The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund


Contact Bill Hobstetter, Kinship Program Manager 513-233-4771 or

For More Information Please Contact

Bill Hobstetter, Kinship Program Manager  at 513-233-4771 or


Being placed with grandparents or other relatives improves a child's well being.
Kinship care improves mental health outcomes for children and families.
The Power To Create A Better Future is a new initiative that’s designed to generate a sense of responsibility in preventing child abuse and neglect by offering resources and information to parents, caregivers, educators, social workers, healthcare professionals, and other concerned citizens. Our goal is to improve the well-being of children, so that every child in Southwest Ohio has the opportunity and resources to grow up safe and healthy.

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