Kinship Support Services was honored to partner with Horse
of the Sun Ranch to hold their second Family Day at the Ranch on November 7th.
The Ranch, nestled in the hills of Pine Valley, was the perfect environment to unite kinship families for a day of fun, bonding and the
opportunity to meet other kinship families. Over 50 participants, made up of grandparents and other relatives raising
children, had the opportunity to join in on the fun, including pony
rides, roping lessons, archery, nature hikes and a cowboy demonstration.

YMCA Kinship provides support services to relative
caregivers "Kinship Caregivers" who are raising a child of a family
member. For most relatives, suddenly becoming a caregiver can be an
overwhelming responsibility and Kinship strengthens support systems by offering
services to help caregivers preserve the family unit and avoid the entry/re-entry
of children into the foster care system. Providing events at the Ranch is crucial to help families bond and grow social networks.

Horse of the Sun Ranch is a nonprofit organization that
provides an array of equestrian and nature based activities and programs for
military families and underserved youth. We truly value and appreciate the relationship
with such a generous organization and we are so thankful for the staff and
volunteers who helped to put this event on.