first Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm

Time and location to be determined


Kinship care providers are relatives caring for the children of a family member.  This might be a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or other family member.  It is our hope that this group will provide a space and time for folks to gather and connect, share strategies, build community, and learn about the resources that are available to help them in this important work.

Please, we ask anyone interested or referred to contact Mary Ellen Otis for details.  This group will be co-facilitated by Cindy Blondin, a kinship care provider here in Chelsea, and Mary Ellen, Executive Director of the Orange County Parent Child Center.  We have two seasoned childcare providers to keep children of all ages safe and happy while the adults are meeting.

Childcare and supper will be provided.

For more information and/or details regarding location and childcare call Mary Ellen at (888) 685-2264 or email
Please share this information with people you know who might benefit.

Our Kinship Care Support Group is funded by the Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division.