Kinnect Receives KeyBank Foundation Grant

Executive Director Shannon Deinhart announced that Kinnect received a $50,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation to support efforts to reduce the use of congregate care for youth. First, Kinnect will identify one county child welfare agency and one private provider with which to partner. Using Implementation Science methodologies, Kinnect will provide an assessment of the…

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Baby Layla’s Journey Home

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…

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Teenager Comes ‘Home’ Just In Time For Christmas

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…

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Donor Spotlight Interview with Ann Brennan

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…

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30 Days Success Story – Twins Find Permanency with Family

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…

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

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…

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Brothers Reunion – A YCPRT Success Story

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…

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Kinnect Participates in bigBANG! Fast Pitch

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…

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