Family Resilience Fund
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What is the Family Resilience Fund?
The Fund provides assistance to adoptive parents, foster parents, kinship caregivers, and parents who themselves were formerly in foster care to meet short-term needs. This assistance is meant to help families bridge periods of financial instability, allowing them to focus on creating a stable, permanent home for the children in their care.
What types of circumstances might bring a parent to the fund?*
- Loss of employment
- Long-term unemployment
- Recent loss of a spouse, separation, or divorce
- Starting a new job and unable to cover child-care right away
- At-risk of eviction
- Emergency or unexpected expense
- Long-term or chronic illness
- Unexpectedly caring for minor relatives
* This list is not all-inclusive
What types of assistance does the fund provide?
- Short-term rent/mortgage assistance
- Utility (electric, gas, water, sewer) assistance
- Food assistance
- work-related clothing
- Work-related transportation
- Licensed child-care for work purposes
- Other short-term/emergency assistance
Who is eligible for assistance?
Recipients must be:
1. a) Adoptive parent of a minor child, or b) Foster parent, or Kinship caregiver - nonparent relative caring for a minor child whether as part of the county agency system or informally), or d) Parent who were themselves formally in foster care.
2. A U.S. citizen or qualified alien.
3. Living with at least one minor child, pregnant, or the non-custodial parent of a child.
4. The family’s monthly income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level guidelines, including liquid assets.
How to apply for assistance
Contact Janelle Poskocil, Program Coordinator at (216) 482-2332 or email@example.com with questions and to complete an intake over the phone.
Complete a preliminary screening online: