California Kinship Support Services
Edgewood provides technical assistance and training to 20 counties in California that have a state contracted Kinship program. Each Kinship program’s services can vary from county to county, however each program offers support groups, case management, and recreation, among other services. The Edgewood Technical Assistance Team is responsible for providing training and support to Kinship programs in 20 counties to help them build, maintain, and expand their services.
The Edgewood Technical Assistance Team maintains and upgrades the Kin Database, which tracks and contains all client data for research and client well-being. It is used as a resource by the 20 state-contracted counties. It also provides training in areas such as outreach, building support groups, grant writing, and program development. The Edgewood Technical Assistance Team visits each state-contracted Kinship program once per year to work one-on-one to enhance the program and its services. The Edgewood Technical Assistance Team also hosts three regional conferences each year where state-contracted Kinship programs are invited to network, build relationships, attend trainings, and provide feedback about the Kin Database. The Edgewood Technical Assistance Team also hosts a website, www.cakinship.org that identifies all the state-contracted Kinship programs in California, as well as Kinship resources and contact information for all California counties.
The Edgewood Technical Assistance team works out of the Edgewood San Carlos office in San Mateo County. Edgewood Technical Assistance is available as a resource to the 20 state-contracted counties listed below by region:
Northern CA: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Napa, Sonoma
Bay Area: San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Monterey, San Luis Obispo
Southern CA: San Diego, Ventura, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Kern, Riverside
Who It Helps
The Edgewood Technical Assistance Team serves all counties in California who have a state-contracted Kinship program. Additionally, anyone can visit www.cakinship.org to get information and resources for Kinship families state-wide.
partners and funders
Funded by the State of California: Department Social Services.
- Over 2,000 family profiles are stored in the Kin Database.
Edgewood Technical Support Trainer