Foster Grandparent Program
Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
Foster Grandparents devote their volunteer service entirely to disadvantaged or disabled youth.
Across the country, Foster Grandparents help these children in many ways:
• Offering emotional support to child victims of abuse and neglect;
• Tutoring children with low literacy skills;
• Mentoring troubled teenagers and young mothers; and
• Caring for premature infants and children with physical disabilities and severe illnesses.
Benefits: Foster Grandparents are able to make strong emotional connections with children and get a great
deal of satisfaction from making a difference in their lives. In addition, they receive the following:
• Pre-service and monthly training sessions;
• Reimbursement for transportation;
• Some meals during service;
• An annual physical;
• Accident and liability insurance while on duty; and
• Income-eligible Foster Grandparents also receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering.
For more information about the Foster Grandparent Program call (985) 876-0490.