Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparents Program provides opportunities for low-income persons age 55 or over to extend supportive services in health, education and welfare settings to children having special or exceptional needs.

The Foster Grandparent Program is a mentorship program, not part of the fostering system.

A Foster Grandparent

  • Is in good physical and mental health
  • Is able to meet income guidelines
  • Is willing to serve 20-40 hours a week
  • Is capable of serving children with special needs
  • Can pass a background check

Foster Grandparents Benefits

  • Tax-free hourly stipend
  • Transportation mileage reimbursement
  • Paid orientation and ongoing training
  • Recognition events
  • Socialization

Foster Grandparents Assist in Development of

  • Motor skills
  • Self care
  • Learning skills
  • Independence

Foster Grandparents Provide

  • Emotional support
  • Role model/mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Tender love and care

Foster Grandparents are Assigned to

  • Public schools
  • Afterschool programs
  • Head Start programs
  • Day care centers