Kinship Connections

Kinship Connections

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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!

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Group Meetings

We are currently delivering Kinship Connection services virtually. Connect with Dawn Merritt, at 513-233-4846  or  DMerritt@BeechAcres.org. Monthly meetings foster camaraderie and individuals with experience navigating the court systems & community resources.

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Welcoming a loved one's child into your home can have many benefits. For the both of you.

  • Being able to be cared for by a relative reduces traumatic experiences for your grandchild, niece, nephew, or other relative or loved one.

  • You are more likely to understand your relative’s circumstances and support them long-tern through difficult times, which has a positive impact on their mental and physical well-being.

  • Your relative may experience improved mental health outcomes by preserving the child’s natural setting within their family of origin.

You Are Not Alone

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2.7 million

2.7 million children (4%) of all U.S. children are being raised in kinship care situations.

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26%

Children placed with relatives make up over a quarter (26%) of all children in the foster care system.

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Beech Acres

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Classes are available at no cost thanks to the support from The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund.

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Thanks to Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren and Clinton Counties for their generous support.

Barbara J. Fitch

The Landen Family Foundation