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. 9th St.
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-565-4484  

Contacts:
Tamie Nielsen, Director of Family Support Services
Kim Sturgis, Kinship Navigator
Chris Blosser, Kinship Navigator

Resources for Relatives Raising Children