Blended Family Dynamics

Eastern Washington

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 Statedocument
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