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GOOD Maker Winner: Foster Kinship Brings Hope to Las Vegas Families

Foster Kinship will use its $500 grant to spread the word about the services it provides, including support groups for caregivers.

In Clark County, Nevada, an estimated 19,000 people have taken on primary parenting duties from another family member. Most of these "kinship caregivers" lack the support needed to ease the financial strain and emotional toll of learning (or re-learning) how to parent, and Ali O’Donnell wanted to do something about it. Last December, after dedicating a year to research and planning, she founded the Las Vegas-based nonprofit Foster Kinship, which won the GOOD Citizenship Challenge on GOOD Maker.

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