Kinship Guardian Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP) Program

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.   

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.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Social Services

Child Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011
  • Mandated Reporter