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The Foster Grandparent Program
The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 60 and older opportunities to serve as mentors,
tutors, and caregivers for children and youth with special needs. They serve in community
organizations such as schools, hospitals, and youth centers.
Foster Grandparents offer emotional support to children who have been abused and neglected, mentor
troubled teenagers and young mothers, and care for premature infants and children with physical
disabilities. In the process, Foster Grandparents strengthen communities by providing youth
services that community budgets cannot afford and by building bridges across generations.
Foster Grandparents meet income eligibility requirements, serve 20 hours per week and receive