Older Relative Caregiver Program.

Our Older Relative Caregiver Program is designed to assist older caregivers (55+) who are raising relatives either under the age of 18 or under the age of 54 and living with a disability. The program’s mission is to instill a sense of hope, accomplished by linking families to community resources; offering assistance in required document completion; hosting monthly support group meetings with provided caregiver respite; and by offering a variety of supplemental services.

Temporary guardianship services.

Through temporary guardianship services, we offer the District Court Guardianship Pro Se’ packet, as well as assistance in packet completion. There are no age restrictions to access this program. Temporary guardianship provides the petitioner with the ability to achieve school registration, acquire healthcare, access legal documentation, and act on a child’s behalf. Our fee is based on the services requested and, with proof of income, is based on a sliding fee scale. (To download the Pro Se’ packet, click on the "Download Pro Se' packet" tab below.)

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For more information on our Older Relative Caregiver Program or temporary guardianship services, please call (307) 635-9291 or click the “call” button to connect with us now (if you’re viewing this on a mobile phone).

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About Kinship Support Services

Families arrive at Kinship Support Services in a variety of situations. Whether it’s an older relative caregiver stepping in to raise their grandchildren, or a sibling/aunt/other family member transitioning into the role of parenting their younger family members, we work to provide a sense of hope and a source of support to every family we serve.

Kinship Support Services is funded by the Dept. of Health Aging Division grant #93.052, the National Family Caregiver Support Program and services grandparents 55 years old and over only. For grandparents under 55, Kinship Support Services is funded by United Way of Laramie County.

Contribute to Kinship Support Services

To best serve the families in our program, we rely on support from members of our wonderful community like you. If you’d like to contribute, we are currently in need of the following items:

  • Dinner donations for monthly caregiver meetings
  • Gas vouchers
  • Monetary donations
  • Household items that cannot be purchased by SNAP Benefits

Donations, vouchers, and household items can all be dropped off at the Kinship Support Services offices, located at 211 W. 19th St. in Cheyenne.

Download Pro Se’ packet

To download a copy of the Pro Se’ packet, follow the link below:

Pro Se’ packet 

 

Community resources

To learn more about additional resources for older adults in our community, visit the links below.

AARP of Wyoming

Laramie County Senior Center

Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne

Wyoming Department of Health: Information for Seniors

Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc.