Kinship Guardian Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP) Program

Who can use this service?

This service is provided to eligible relative caregivers who have established legal guardianship through San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.
 

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1: Kinship Guardian Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP) Program

Caregivers will work closely with the youth’s permanency social worker to complete the appropriate process and documentation necessary to establish Legal Guardianship and participation in the Kin-GAP program.   

When and where is this service offered?

Eligible relative caregivers will receive funding throughout the dependency process, which will be converted to Kin-GAP through San Luis Obispo County Superior Court upon the Court’s order of Legal Guardianship.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Morro Bay Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

600 Quintana Road Morro Bay , CA 93442

Tel: (805) 772-6405

Fax: (805) 772-6409

SLO Social Services- Higuera

Monday - Friday 8-5

3433 South Higuera San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-1600

Arroyo Grande Office

Monday - Friday 8-5

1086 East Grand Avenue Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 474-2000

Nipomo Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

681 West Tefft Street Suite 1 Nipomo, CA 93444

Tel: (805) 931-1800

Atascadero Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

9415 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6000

Paso Robles Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

406 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 237-3110

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to become a relative caregiver?

A relative caregiver will go through the same Resource Family certification process as any other foster home in California. The placing and/or licensing Social Worker will explain to the relative the certification process and requirements.
 

Who is considered a relative?

Relative means an adult who is related to the child by blood, adoption or marriage. Stepparents, stepsiblings and all relatives whose status is proceeded by the words “great”, “great-great”, or “grand” or the spouse of any of these persons are also considered a relative.
 

Who should I contact if I would like more information about the Kin-GAP program?

Please contact the San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services – Child Welfare at (805) 781-1700 to request additional information.  Regular office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on County-observed holidays). 

Information can be obtained at any San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services office or by arrangement.