Kinship/Respite Program

Intended to help legal relative guardians who do not receive funding from the Department of Children and Families, the Kinship/Respite Program can assist relatives with the cost of raising children in their care (example: a grandparent raising a grandchild). Guardianship must have been granted by the Connecticut Probate or Superior Court to be eligible.

​Additional information and the application can be found here: ​
Kinship/Respite Application

​Prior to funding approval, all applicants must meet with a Norwich Human Services caseworker and provide required documentation. Call 860-823-3778 to make an appointment or visit Norwich Human Services during scheduled walk-in hours.