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Blended Family Dynamics Resource Directory

Kinship Services:


Name:

Services

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Catholic Family and Child Service

  • Legal assistance
  • Parent education, training and support
  • Assistance in applying for Federal and State subsidies
  • Community referrals
  • Childcare assistance
  • Assistance navigating education system
  • Medical advocacy

2139 Van Giesen Street
Richland, WA 99354
509-946-4645

 

M-F 8am-5pm

Call and ask to speak to Rachel or Aurora (bilingual)

DSHS Kinship Care

  • Financial assistance
  • Child care assistance
  • Health care for youth

1120 N. Edison Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
1-877-501-2233
www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/general/index.asp

M-F 8am-5pm

Apply in person, by phone, or online at:
www.washingtonconnection.org

Parent Help 123

  • Benefit finder
  • Health and educational resources for caregivers

Hotline: 1-800-322-2588
Online: www.parenthelp123.org

Hotline hours:
M-Thurs: 8-5:30
Fri: 8-5

Call the hotline or visit the website to access the services

Foster Care Services:


Name:

Services:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Catholic Family and Child Service

  • Assistance with becoming a foster parent
  • Assistance in accessing resources

2139 Van Giesen Street
Richland, WA 99354
509-946-4645

M-F 8am-5pm

Call and ask to speak to Maureen or Carmen (bilingual)

DSHS Foster Care

  • Assistance with becoming a foster parent
  • Assistance in accessing resources
  • Cash and medical benefits
  • Ongoing training and support

1120 N. Edison Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
1-877-501-2233
www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/general/index.asp

M-F 8am-5pm

Potential foster parents must attend an orientation, ongoing support provided for potential and current foster parents

Heart for the Fatherless

  • Prayer, financial, and personal support for those interested in being foster parents

Calvary Chapel
10611 W. Clearwater
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-736-2086
www.heartforthefatherless.org

M-F 9-5, closed for lunch 12:45-2pm

E-mail them through their website to get in contact with an experienced foster parent

Adoption Services:


Name:

Services:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Catholic Family and Child Service

  • Support and Counseling services for the birth mother

2139 Van Giesen Street
Richland, WA 99354
509-946-4645

M-F 8am-5pm

Call and ask to speak to Syndee (bilingual)

DSHS Adoption Services

  • Support in starting the adoption process
  • Ongoing support and training for those going through the adoption process

1120 N. Edison Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
1-877-501-2233
www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/general/index.asp

M-F 8am-5pm

For more information see the Adoption in Washington State document

Heart for the Fatherless

  • Support for parents interested in adoption by experienced adoptive parents

Calvary Chapel
10611 W. Clearwater
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-736-2086
www.heartforthefatherless.org

M-F 9-5, closed for lunch 12:45-2pm

E-mail them through their website to get in contact with an experienced adoptive parent

Additional Blended Family Services:


Name:

Services:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Blended families ministry

  • Support for remarried couples with children
  • Focus on how to build a healthy and successful step-family

3613 Hazelwood Drive
West Richland, WA 99353
509-430-9163

Every other Sunday @ 6:30pm

Call Jerome and Carol Piwetz at 430-9163, or e-mail at: cpiwetz@gmail.com

Lutheran Community Service

  • Blended family support group

3321 W. Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, Wa 99336
509-735-6446
www.lcsnw.org/kennewick

M-Th 8:30am-5pm
Fr  8:30am-4:30pm

Call to find out dates and time of next meeting