KinKonnect Services

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KinKonnect provides Kinship Legal Guardians KLG advocacy, support, education information and services to anyone touched by kinship in New Jersey.  The following services are provided:
 

KinKonnect Support Services

KinKonnect Lending Library

KinKonnect Resource Directory

KinKonnect Warm Line

KinKonnect Special Needs

 


KinKonnect Support Services

 

Being a kinship relative can be challenging at times. There are support groups available in New Jersey that can help you.  By participating in a group, you will meet other people and families that may be facing the same issues that you are.  Nothing is better than talking to those who have already walked in your shoes and can offer guidance and support. Please take a look at the list of support groups on our Resource page http://www.kinkonnect.org/Resources.htm see if there is one in your area that you can connect with…Joining one may be the best decision you ever made.
 

 



KinKonnect Lending Library

 

                 

KinKonnect has a library of KLG and Kinship related books, videos, pamphlets and articles.  An annotated bibliography is available on the books and articles page http://www.kinkonnect.org/Lending_Library_Directory.htm. These books have been reviewed by professionals and the notes will help you choose the book that’s right for you. The materials are sorted by areas of interest.

Books that are available for loan are marked with this icon: 

If you want to borrow a book, click on the icon, and you will be transferred to the “Borrow a Book” page. Then fill out the order form and submit on-line.  You can also contact our Warm Line by e-mail at warmline@kinkonnect.org or telephone by calling 877-KLG-LINE (877-554-5463).

Materials may be borrowed for two weeks. A return envelop with a pre-paid postage label will be included in the package. When you are finished with the book, just leave it out for pick up by your letter carrier or drop it in a mailbox.  Loaded items valued over $50.00 will required a credit card number and expiration date.  You card will only be charged if you fail to return the book or video.
 

 

KinKonnect Resource Directory

 

                
The resource directory includes local, state wide and regional Kinship Legal Guardianship (KLG) related resources.  Currently the directory includes KLG support agencies, support groups, KLG Counseling services, summer camps and alike.
To go directly to our Resource Directory Page, click here.

 

 

KinKonnect Warm Line

 

 

The KInKonnect Warm Line provides information, resources and an empathic ear. Whether you need help with Kinship Care issues, have questions about how to start a KLG support group, or have just had a hard day with your child(ren), you will receive a supportive reception when you call KinKonnect.  Our warm line staff provides telephone consultation and can direct you to the service you need for you or your family.  Both English and Spanish speaking representatives are available. The Warm Line is staffed 40 hours per week.  Leave a message any time and your call will be returned within one business day.

Our toll-free Warm Line number is: (877) KLG – LINE (877) 544-5463.
Questions can also be e-mailed to our Warm Line at: warmline@kinkonnect.org

 

 

Special Needs   

 

 
KinKonnect remain sensitive to families and children who have special needs related to Kinship Care.  Our resource directory, website, and library represent an ever-growing source of special needs resources.  For a look at books in our lending library focused on special needs, please click here.  To see a list of articles available through KinKonnect that address special needs, please click here .
Many of the camps listed on our website have a special needs focus. 
To browse our list of camps, click here .