Resource Links

  • Office of Recovery Services: ORS can assist you in obtaining child support and establishing paternity of the children you are caring for. You can also access the Paternity Matters Website.
  • Division of Child and Family Services: If you are a relative caregiver and want to become a foster parent for a child that is related to you, please visit this website for more information.
  • Utah Courts: To obtain the packet to file for guardianship or custody. See the Helpful Information section of our website for more information on legal rights.
  • School Districts in Utah: For the school districts and phone numbers to register kinship children into school. See the Helpful Information section of this website for tips on successfully registering children into school.
  • Department of Workforce Services (DWS): To find a DWS location near you in order to apply for the Specified Relative Grant. See the Helpful Information section of our website for materials you will need to bring with you and more information to successfully receive this grant. For step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the grant, please click here.
  • Division of Child and Family Services – Prevention: Child abuse prevention information.
  • Crime Victims Reparations: Application to receive medical and mental health assistance if you or the child you are caring for is the victim of a crime. See the Helpful Information section of our website for more information on this program.
  • Head Start in Salt Lake City: A list of Head Start faciities in Salt Lake City. Eligibility instructions and application forms in both English and Spanish are available online.

Other Links

  • Grandfamilies in Utah County: Sarah Williamson, L.C.S.W., 801-373-4765 or sarahw@wasatch.org
  • AARP Grandparent Information Center: This site provides information about services and programs that can help improve the lives of those involved in raising grandchildren.
  • Administration on Aging: Offers an overview of the trend of kinship care and provides resources.
  • Child Welfare League of America: CWLA is an association of more than 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies. Its website offers information about the care of children by relatives.
  • Children of Alcoholics Fund: This site provides information for grandparents raising children because of an alcoholic and/or substance abusing parents.
  • Children’s Defense Fund: This site provides information about the facts of Kinship Care and initiatives across the nation.
  • Grandparent Again: This site provides information about education, legal support, etc. for relatives-as-parents.
  • Grandparenting Today: This site provides information and resources for grandparents raising grandchildren as well as links to numerous other sites.
  • GrandsPlace: How to access legal resources, words of wisdom, a chat room, and a kid’s page.
  • Generations United: A national organization which offers fact sheets about relatives and grandparents raising their kin.
  • Single Mom Foundation: Helping single moms pursue their educational dreams.