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Kinship Care Services

Kinship Care Services advocates for and provides supportive services to families raising related children.

These services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • educational workshops, trainings, and conferences

  • intergenerational activities

  • support groups community resource information/referral

  • respite care

  • assistance with clothing, school supplies and other items

  • a lending library of books and videos

  • advocacy

Sharon Dewey

Family Enrichment Center's Kinship Care Coordinator Is Sharon Dewey. She and her husband, Bob, were foster parents for 22 years.  They fostered all ages, and have adopted 5 children in addition to having 4 birth children. 

She is currently a Foster Care Navigator with FEC's Foster care resource team and provides guidance to those interested in becoming foster parents in 8 of the 18 counties.  

Sharon looks forward to meeting you at the Family Enrichment Center's activities, support groups, and training's!


Partnerships & Collaborations

Our program works hand-in-hand with other local agencies and organizations to best serve families in need of information and support services.

Community Partnerships

  • Department of Health and Human Services

  • CareWell Services

Inter-agency Collaboration

  • Calhoun County intra-agency training coalition


A SUPPORT GROUP offers the opportunity to . . .

  • meet others who are providing kinship care

  • confidentially share joys, concerns, and challenges

  • be understood and receive emotional support

  • Share information and learn about available resources

  • be accepted for yourself and know you are not alone


Support groups currently meeting:

  • Kinship Support Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 12:30 - 2:30 pm at the Family Enrichment Center. **No childcare provided**

  • Afternoon Kinship Support Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Family Enrichment Center. Limited Childcare provided. Please call 269-274-4077 to pre-register.


Services funded in part by CareWell Services Southwest, Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, through the MI Aging and Adult Services Agency/MI Dept of Health and Human Services

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