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Support for kinship families

Updated: November 18, 2019 01:19 PM

It's a special calling for tens of thousands of Minnesota families who are caring for kids that aren't their own.

Lutheran Social Services hosted a conference Saturday to connect the families to unique resources they need to stay together and be successful.

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There are about 68,000 Minnesota children living with a grandparent or other relative, Lutheran Social Services said. Those families can struggle to find services involving temporary and permanent custody, mental health care and financial support.

The conference was meant to create a support network for those families.

You can find more information here.

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