Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Kinship Caregiving in Pierce County


More than 35,000 grandparents and other relatives are raising children in Washington State. About 1 in 11 children in Pierce County are being raised by a non-biological parent.

There are many resources, benefits and support services available to kinship caregivers. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for:
  • Basic needs assistance
  • Childcare assistance
  • Dental services
  • Emergency, short-term supports
  • Financial assistance
  • Medical assistance
  • School / youth activities
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program

Pierce County Relatives Raising Children


  • HopeSparks
    6424 N. Ninth St.
    Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Fx: (253) 565-5823
  • Rosalyn Alber, Program Coordinator
    • Ph: (253) 565-4484 ext 112
  • Pati West, Kinship Navigator
    • Ph: (253) 565-4484 ext 134
Questions or concerns? Please don't hesitate. Call today!

Resources for Relatives Raising Children