Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparents ProgramFoster Grandparents serve 15-40 hours per week at non-profit child centered agencies such as alternative learning centers, juvenile probation detention centers, substance abuse recovery facilities, centers for battered women, school for the deaf and blind, schools for the mentally retarded, schools for the physical disabled, elementary schools, head start programs and non-profit day care facilities. Eligible foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend. The Foster Grandparent Program also has monthly in-service meetings as well as social and recognition events.

Eligibility:
• Be 55 or older
• Meet income guidelines
• Provide a Medical Release from a medical professional that certifies the applicant is physically capable of volunteering
• Pass a National Sexual Offender Public Registry check, a statewide criminal history check, and a fingerprint-based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history check.

 

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