Due to COVID-19, service delivery for certain programs may have been altered. Please call 864-439-7760 before you visit Middle Tyger Community Center for more information.
Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or, in some cases, close family friends (often referred to as fictive kin). Relatives are the preferred resource for children who must be removed from their birth parents because it helps maintain the children's connections with their families, increases stability, and overall minimizes the trauma of family separation.
Kinship caregivers need support and resources from their community. Kinship caregivers do not receive a State stipend and are financially responsible for the children given into their care. Oftentimes the Kinship caregiver is a grandparent or great grandparent on a fixed income. As a community we have the opportunity to provide support and encouragement to Kinship care providers.
Support Kinship through giving and offering services through your business/group/church: