Mar 22

Kiwanis Club of Columbus approves Kinship grant

The Kiwanis Club of Columbus has announced approval of a critical grant to benefit Kinship Care families in Central Ohio.

The $7,000 from the Columbus Kiwanis Foundation will help the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center provide the program to dozens of local families who are struggling to make ends meet as they maneuver their new family situations.

The CRC Kinship Care Program provides support to relative caregivers who have taken custody of children who cannot be cared for by their parents.

The program’s Family Development model focuses on academic success for the youth. The Kinship Care Program helps children avoid placement in a non-related foster home when parents are absent, and therefore helps them maintain stability in their education.

Kinship families who increase their caregiver knowledge, skills, and involvement in their child’s education in turn nurture children who feel loved, confident and supported in their educational setting.

This allows them to enter school ready to succeed and ultimately better able to graduate from high school.

CRC’s Kinship Care Program provides support to children and their caregivers in all life domain areas including food, housing, healthcare and transportation to name a few. Providing basic needs in the home is essential for children to be successful in school.

If you or someone you know, anywhere in Franklin County, might benefit from the support of the CRC’s Kinship Care program, please call 614-268-3539 or send an email to

For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Columbus, which meets at noon Mondays at the Athletic Club, please click here.