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Founding the Center
In 1999, plans for the center grew out of a series of research projects conducted by the late Dr. Robert Little on the policies and programs affecting kinship families in Michigan. In 2002 the Kinship Care Resource Center was established to address the needs identified by the analysis of the research data.
Dr. Robert Little was an instructor at the Michigan State University School of Social Work and an expert in kinship care issues. In the 1960's he served as Director of the Children's Center facility in Washington DC and in the 1970's he was Deputy Director for the State of Michigan Department of Human Services for Wayne County. Dr. Little was a
passionate advocate for family preservation programs and kinship care. The Kinship Care Resource Center is dedicated to his memory.