The goal of SBCC’s Kinship/Relative Support Services (RSS) is to improve the overall support available to relatives and non-related extended family members (NREFM) caring for children under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Probation Department, and Juvenile Court system.
RSS has English and Spanish speaking Outreach Workers who help families identify and secure resources for relative and NREFM caregivers. Outreach Workers meet caregivers at home or at another location convenient and comfortable to them to conduct an initial intake assessment. The intake process involves identifies the family unit’s strengths and needs, securing/providing families with immediate resources, and linking them to resources that will provide stable, long-term supports that empower caregivers and the children under their care. In addition to providing resources, SBCC has regular events including a caregiver pamper day and many family appreciation days allowing the families time to bond in a fun environment.
SBCC's RSS team serves caregivers and children in Service Planning Areas 5 (West LA) and 8 (South Bay).
Hear some of what our relative caregivers had to say:
“We were wrong about feeling there was nothing else to learn. There was a wealth of knowledge left uncovered and I will always rely on SBCC for answers to everything that pertains to my grandchildren. We want the best for them and SBCC is absolutely in this along with us.”
“This Christmas will be a very happy one for the children I am caring for thanks to the assistance of this wonderful Relative Support program and staff.”
"It was a such a relief to be able to talk and be heard. My outreach worker listened patiently as I vented and ranted. I was worried that I might wear her out, but she heard so much of what I said. After we talked, she sent me a big list of resources. She was so efficient with her information."
"I thought she (outreach worker) would only check up on me every now and then, but she informed me of things I didn’t think she could help me with."
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