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    Taxonomy Code: YK-6500.3600

    Grandparents, aunts and uncles or other relatives, members of a child’s tribe or clan, godparents, stepparents, neighbors, friends of the family or other adults who can serve as "family" who have taken on the responsibility of raising children in situations where the birthparents are unable or unwilling to provide for their care.

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    Grandparents as Parents (GAP Program)Provides in-home family support for grandparents and other relative caregivers that have taken on the parental role. Gives support through goal setting, life skills education, financial management education, and social skills education to those that are eligible. Offers advocacy and referrals to community agencies.West CentralMCH Family Outreach - MCH BranchMCH Family Outreach - Abilene
    Turning Point Crisis Line for Foster Care Families24/7 Crisis and Information line for foster children and their caregivers that can provide full mental health assessment, personalized counseling, family consultation, in-home crisis support with intervention planning, and arrange alternate care setting for youth who qualify.West CentralMosaic ConsultingPathways Youth and Family Services - Abilene

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