Community Partnership for Children’s Level 1 Program and Guardian Assistance Program or GAP is a benefit for caregivers who provide care for children who have been placed in their home by the Court. These programs license the caregivers as Level 1 child-specific foster parents and is intended to be a temporary resource while the children's parents work through the challenges they need to in order for the children to safely return home. These caregivers can be relatives or non-relatives with a kinship bond to the child. Should the Court close the case to Permanent Guardianship, the Level 1 benefit becomes the GAP benefit and the services continue until the child reaches 18, or in some instances until the child reaches the age of 21.
Benefits of the Level 1 and GAP Programs:
If you would like more information on the Community Partnership for Children’s Level 1 Program and Guardian Assistance Program or GAP, please contact Sara Odzinski at (386) 238-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or limited English proficient, you are entitled
to interpreter services at no cost to you. Please contact 386-238-4900.