Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program provides a way for those 55 and over whose incomes are limited to serve as extended family members to children and youth with exceptional needs. 

Locations to Foster

Foster Grandparents serve 20 to 40 hours a week in the following:

  • Correctional Institutions
  • Daycare Facilities
  • Head Start Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Schools

Foster Grandparents

They help children who have been abused or neglected, mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers, and care for premature infants or children with physical disabilities. In one year more than 30,000 Foster Grandparents tended to the needs of 275,000 young children and teenagers. Foster Grandparents who meet the income requirement receive a small tax-free stipend for their service.