New in the Youth Department


You NEED to be:

- At least 15 years of age
- Waterfront Lifeguard Certified
- 1st Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2023 and can be obtained by calling Wayne Co. Human Resources at (315) 946-7483, by stopping in to Human Resources at 26 Church St. Lyons, NY or going to the Human Resources Website. View the Lifeguard Job Announcement.

Thank you for your interest!
Wayne County Department of Aging and Youth
1519 Nye Rd. Suite 300
Lyons, NY 14489

Kinship Care

Kinship care refers to grandparents, other relatives, and even family friends who are caring for children. While some relatives are foster parents, most kinship caregivers are not and privately provide full-time care for children.

For all kinship families in New York State, the Kinship Navigator provides information, referrals, and assistance via its website and a toll-free telephone line at 877-454-6463. The Kinship Navigator provides information on a wide range of kinship topics, including:

  • Federal and State Laws about Kinship Care
  • Financial Assistance Grants for Kinship Families
  • National, State, and Local Resources and Services for Kinship Families

The Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) is designed for a foster child to achieve a permanent placement with a relative who had been the child's foster parent for at least six months. This program provides financial support and in most cases medical coverage for the child, beginning with the child's discharge from foster care to the guardian. The level of financial support is similar to the maintenance payments received while the child was in foster care.