• • Effective Feb 16, 2021, the Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit advised that our area has returned to the “Green – Protect” Covid-19 status.
  • • Therefore, our Brockville and Smiths Falls offices are open to the public.
  • • Carleton Place and Perth offices are open to the public by appointment only.
  • • To comply with the Health Unit requirements, anyone entering the office will be screened, asked to sanitize their hands and provided with a mask.
  • • Masks are mandatory in our offices
  • • In addition, for tracking purposes, we will ask you for your contact information so that in the event of a positive case of Covid-19 we can notify you.

Our Mailing Address is:  438 Laurier Blvd, Brockville ON  K6V 6C5
PHONE:  1-855-667-2726 or 613-498-2100
FAX: 613-498-2108
FAX:  613-498-2108

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Care Options > Kinship Services > Things to consider

Things to consider

Wanting to care for a child you know who needs a safe place to stay is a very generous gift.  There are some important things to think about when you make the decision to become a Kinship Service caregiver.

Think about:

  • Am I ready and willing to change my role in the child’s life and be a “parent” to the child for as long as he or she needs me?
  • How will that change my relationship with the child?  With the child’s parents?
  • How do I feel about the child’s parents right now?  Can I supervise contact between the parents and the child?
  • Can I add this child to my family and still afford what my family needs?
  • Am I willing to go to therapy with the child or other services the child needs?
  • Am I okay with getting involved in the child’s court case?
  • If the child is not able to return home, would I consider legal custody or adoption?

If you have thought about these things and are ready to apply, please contact an Intake Worker at 1-855-667-2726 or email us.

When parents make the changes that are needed to keep their children safe and well cared for, we hope that you will continue to be a support to the family. The safe, loving and stable family life you have provided will be a lifelong gift that you have given that child and that family.