Kinship Care Ireland was founded by Caitriona Nic Mhuiris, who became a kinship carer herself, to her four nieces when her sister died. From her own family’s experience, Caitríona has become a passionate advocate for recognising, valuing and supporting kinship families. With the support of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and the Katherine Howard Foundation, she was able to consult with kinship carers and professionals and find a home for a new Kinship organisation, within Treoir, the organisation that supports unmarried parents.
Read more about Caitríona’s famiy and how KCI came into being, here: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/how-do-you-cope-when-your-family-doubles-in-size-overnight-1.4437500
Our Steering Group is made up of people with lived experience of kinship care, as well as representatives of family support organisations.
Our Coordinator can be emailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org