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The Kinship Navigator Program (KNP) aids caregivers, such as grandparents, other blood relatives, and family friends who have taken on the responsibility of taking care of children until age 18 or (21 if the child is disabled), maneuver through various government networks to find formal and informal supports and services, including providing referrals for child care, support groups, medical coverage, legal services and housing assistance.

Caregivers can call 2-1-1 to contact KNP directly or call one of the regional offices below to locate the agency providing assistance in their area. 

KNP Locations
Agency Name Telephone Number Counties Covered
Care Plus NJ, Inc. (201) 398-9110 Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties.
The Salvation Army (973) 373-5045 Essex County
Children’s Home Society (800) 396-4518 Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Union Counties.
Center for Family Services (877) 569-0350 Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.