The Kinship Navigator Program in Washington State is a statewide program that provides a human services worker known as a Kinship Navigator that provides services to kinship care families in a single or multi-county area or for one of the eight Tribes. The role of the Kinship Navigator is to connect grandparents and relatives who are raising children with community resources, such as health, financial, legal services, support groups, training, and emergency funds. The Kinship Navigator Program provides resources, information and support to assist family members who are raising their relative’s children, either temporarily or long term. Length and duration of services are dependent on client’s needs. The Washington State Kinship Navigator Program has materials available in English, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Strengthen families by helping relatives provide a safe, stable and nurturing environment for the children in their care; Aid kinship caregivers in understanding and navigating the system of services available for children living in their care.