KIN-VIP is a cutting-edge programmatic initiative designed to improve service delivery, support, and foster collective community to Kentucky’s kinship providers. The program is being offered via a collaborative partnership involving the Kentucky Kinship Resource Center (KKRC) at the University of Kentucky (UK), Kentucky Youth Advocates, the Kentucky Kinship Coalition, and the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS).

Phase I of the KIN-VIP is ready to launch! This phase includes support to virtual kinship support groups. The expectation is that these virtual support groups meet (virtually) one time per week, for 12 weeks.

Relative and fictive-kin are now being recruited to participate in the virtual support groups. Participants will receive a $200 stipend (total) for attending 10 of the 12 weekly support group meetings.

If you are interested in participating in a virtual support group, please complete the following form: