Welcome, families.

OhioKAN is a 100% free service for Ohio's kinship and adoptive families. Our OhioKAN Navigators are available to talk 1:1 about any questions you may have. Call 1-844-OHIOKAN (1-844-644-6526) Mon - Fri 8:30am - 6:30pm.

What can OhioKAN
help you navigate?

  • Basic Needs
  • Benefits
  • Caregiver Health
  • Caregiver Training & Education
  • Child Health
  • Child Social Support
  • Child Development
  • Childcare
  • Education & Schools
  • Family Functioning
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Aid & Services
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One call could make a difference...

Our OhioKAN Navigators are standing by! There are many ways to get started:

Call Us: 1-844-OHIOKAN
(1-844-644-6526)
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 6:30pm

Email Us: If you have a question but are not ready or in a position to make a phone call, you can email us your questions!

Request Alternative Contact: If you would prefer to text, receive direct mail, or need any other method of contact, we are here for you!

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“We are so glad we called you. Our OhioKAN Navigator was able to immediately connect us with several resources that are already making a huge difference for us. Thank you!”

KINSHIP FAMILY, CUYAHOGA COUNTY