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Kinship Care

Children with deceased, drug-addicted or disinterested parents often flounder in foster care – or worse.  Relatives can step up to provide safe harbor. But without the proper authority, legal and financial challenges – such as authorizing medical treatment – persist.

Bet Tzedek can help.

We’re one of the few legal service providers focusing on the more than 88,000 children in Los Angeles County living with their grandparents or other relatives.

We address the unique and complex needs of a group with nowhere else to turn. Since 2002, we’ve kept hundreds of families together. Bet Tzedek helps relative caregivers to:

  • file for legal guardianship
  • keep children out of the foster care system
  • access available government benefits
  • preserve children’s rights to housing and health care
Bet Tzedek’s Kinship Care attorneys can also assist families who want to prepare in case of a family emergency as a result of sudden detention or deportation.  Please download our resource sheet in ENGLISH or SPANISH

Caring for a Relative’s Child
Bet Tzedek published Southern California’s first free and comprehensive guide for relative caregivers. The 65-page manual covers all the bases of kinship care. Click here for more information. [LINK]

Contact Us

Main Office
3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (323) 939-0506
Fax: (213) 471-4568

Please click below for our new location as of 8/29/2012
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Bet Tzedek is an affiliated agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.