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 

6424 N. 9th St.
Tacoma, WA 98406

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

Resources for Relatives Raising Children