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Kinship

Kinship care refers to the raising of children by relatives, and is preferred when children must live with someone other than birth parents. Kinship care helps maintain family connections and culture. These connections are central to a child’s sense of safety, security, and well-being.  Here are some of the ways kinship care has been shown to be good for children in out of home care:

  • Fewer placement changes
  • More opportunity for siblings to stay together
  • When children reunite with their birth parents, they are less likely to re-enter care
  • Reduction in trauma
  • Increase in support from extended family
  • Fewer behavioral problems

Program Benefits: 
Financial assistance with costs associated with caring for youth; advocacy and support from Samish Social Services; Respite funds available. 
Services for caregivers of Samish children outside of Indian Child Welfare System.
Assistance with relocation costs, emergency funds, furniture, extra-curricular activities and other needs.

Kinship Navigators

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Wendy Kolppa

Wendy Kolppa

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Swinomish Canoe Landing

Dates: 23 – 24 Jul, 2018
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Tulalip Canoe Landing

Dates: 24 – 25 Jul, 2018
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Suquamish Canoe Landing

Dates: 25 – 26 Jul, 2018
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Muckleshoot Canoe Landing

Dates: 26 – 27 Jul, 2018
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Puyallup Canoe Landing

Tacoma | Dates: 27 – 28 Jul, 2018
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Canoe Journey Protocol in Puyallup

Dates: 29 Jul – 04 Aug, 2018
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Cultural Boat Trip - July

Anacortes | Dates: 29 – 29 Jul, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 09 – 09 Aug, 2018
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Cattail Weaving

Anacortes | Dates: 11 – 11 Aug, 2018
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Wild Waves

Federal Way | Dates: 12 – 12 Aug, 2018
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Birch Bay Waterslides

Blaine | Dates: 19 – 19 Aug, 2018
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Mariners Game

Seattle | Dates: 21 – 21 Aug, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 23 – 23 Aug, 2018
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Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes | Dates: 26 – 26 Aug, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 06 – 06 Sep, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2018
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Cultural Boat Trip - Sept

Anacortes | Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Native Film Festival

Anacortes | Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Native Film Festival

Anacortes | Dates: 23 – 23 Sep, 2018
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Wool Workshop 1 of 2

Anacortes | Dates: 29 Sep – 30 Sep, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 04 – 04 Oct, 2018
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Wool Workshop 2 or 2

Anacortes | Dates: 13 – 13 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2018
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Beading

Anacortes | Dates: 27 – 28 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 01 – 01 Nov, 2018
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Píxwel Esq’áplh/Fall Camp Samish

Oak Harbor | Dates: 02 – 04 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 15 – 15 Nov, 2018
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Harvest Dinner

Anacortes | Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018
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Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes | Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 29 – 29 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2018
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Christmas Party

Anacortes | Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018
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