A program designed to provide education, information and referral to volunteer attorneys and legal aide offices for relative caregivers who face legal challenges as it relates to the children in their care. Dedicated to providing kinship care families with accurate and up-to-date legal information. Examples of these challenges are those which prevent them from accessing social services, providing medical care, enrolling children in school, in addition to other legal problems in Florida.
The Legal Hotline Program, offered by the Kinship Care Warmline, is an educational resource for kinship caregivers with concerns regarding permanency options for the children they are raising. The Legal Hotline strives to provide legal education for kinship caregivers and assist every caller to the best of it abilities.
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Access information regarding Florida self-help programs in your community.
Call toll-free at 1-800-536-3379
1-800-677-1116 provides information about community resources for elders. Free Legal Assistance to Families, including Relative Caregivers affected by Hurricane Katrina Grandfamilies and others needing legal help. Once at the site, click on the state they are currently residing in or the state from which they have relocated. After clicking on the state, they should then click on "Free Legal Help" and then "Pro Bono."
This new Resource Center is intended to serve as a toolkit for attorneys, judges, and other child-serving practitioners working with kinship families and having difficulty navigating the complex existing and emerging legal issues. This info is part of the Kinship Care Legal Resource Center at The ABA Center on Children and the Law.
We are very appreciative to our funding agencies. Because we are a non-profit center that is solely dependent on grants and donations, we are in need of continued funding and support. If you would like to make a conribution to the center, visit the USF Foundation site.