Grandparents with children


Kinship Care Resource Center
School of Social Work
Baker Hall
655 Auditorium Rd Rm 254
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-355-9600
Toll Free: 800-535-1218
Fax: 517-353-3038

Alicia Guevara WarrenAlicia Guevara Warren
Director for the Kinship Care Resource Center
See full profile on the MSU School of Social Work website


Emmanuel ChimaEmmanuel Chima
Intern for the Kinship Care Resource Center


Hours for Spring semester are Wednesday 9-noon and Thursday 9-noon.

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Founding the Center

Dr Robert LittleIn 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.

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