Increase to Supports for Foster Parents and Kinship Caregivers

Child and Family Services Division has announced increased supports for foster parents and kinship caregivers.

Effective January 1, 2016, Camp Fees and Vacation Allowance for children in foster and kinship care increases to $500 a year.

In addition, the automatic relief and respite available to foster parents and kinship caregivers has been increased from one day a month to two days a month. Effective January 1, 2016, all foster parents and kinship caregivers will be reimbursed for two days a month of relief or respite for each child placed in their home at $50 a day with the ability to bank up to six days of relief/respite to be used at one time. This automatic relief/respite will be available to all caregivers not receiving relief or respite supports through a Foster Care or Kinship Care Support Plan.