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Baby Layla’s Journey Home

June 24, 2021

A 30 Days to Family® Success Story   Baby Layla came into foster care in May of 2020. Kristal, a 30 Days to Family® Specialist, immediately began calling relatives to identify a kinship caregiver. While diligently working to find a home for baby Layla, she also began inquiring about the possibility of a caregiver taking…

Kinnect Partner Spotlight: Interview with Social Venture Partners (SVP)

June 1, 2021

What is it like working with an organization like Kinnect? Megan: What struck me was the passion. The passion for the work, for the kids, and everything you do. It’s very inspiring and motivating. I also appreciate that Shannon (Executive Director at Kinnect) never really loses her optimism and drive, which shines through the whole…

Governor’s Office Highlights Kinnect As Important Resource For Improving Foster Care

February 1, 2021

In an effort to improve foster care throughout Ohio, The Office of Children Services Transformation released their recommendations. Kinnect has the honor of being included in the final recommendations of the advisory council as their key values align closely with our own as well as the work that we do. About the Advisory Council The…

Teenager Comes ‘Home’ Just In Time For Christmas

January 20, 2021

In December 2020, the OhioKAN team from the Dayton area was contacted by a 30 Days to Family® Ohio staff member about a family who was exiting their program. OhioKAN was able to connect with this mother of 5 who is currently caring for her niece. The mother had recently agreed to extend her family…

Donor Spotlight Interview with Ann Brennan

December 14, 2020

How long have you been a supporter of Kinnect? Apparently I was one of the earliest donors. I heard Mike and Shannon speak at an Akron Foundations meeting and was so impressed with their energy. Afterwards, I met them for coffee and away we went. What attracted you to the cause, and Kinnect in particular? Mike and…

30 Days Success Story – Twins Find Permanency with Family

December 7, 2020

In November 2018, twins Emma and Tommy were born. Unfortunately they tested positive for drugs as their mother struggled with addiction. The children and their family were referred to the 30 Days to Family program as their child welfare case manager did not want the children to remain in foster care while their mother received…

Franklin County

Kinnect’s 30 Days to Family® Ohio expands to 17th county

November 25, 2020

Franklin County will adopt innovative child welfare program Partnership with Franklin County Children Services and grant from Molina Healthcare of Ohio, is another step toward permanency for children in foster care   CLEVELAND, November 18, 2020 – The 30 Days to Family® program operated by Cleveland-based nonprofit Kinnect that aims to place foster children in…

Brothers Reunion – A YCPRT Success Story

October 22, 2020

Edwin was in the custody of the public child welfare agency since he was four years old. He is close to 17 years old now and wanted to build a strong network of people who love and care about him. Edwin experienced multiple challenges while living in foster care including more than 7 moves, being separated from…

Kinnect Participates in bigBANG! Fast Pitch

March 4, 2020

CLEVELAND – Local nonprofit, PHASTAR, was selected by the audience as the winner of the Most Persuasive Pitch at Social Venture Partners’ (SVP’s) 7th bigBANG! Fast Pitch event on Thursday, February 27, 2020. PHASTAR’s Co-founder, President, and CEO, D. Andrew Ferguson, won SVP’s top cash prize of $2,500 in addition to their $1,000 cash prize…

Young Man Finds Permanency in Time for the Holidays! – 30 Days to Family® Success Story

January 21, 2020

Lisa, a 30 Days to Family® Specialist was assisting a young man named John who is 17 years old and was living in a residential treatment facility. She was determined to find connections for him before he aged out of foster care. Within a week, Lisa found his aunt and uncle who were eager to welcome John into their home. There was just one problem the family had recently experienced a…