||Volunteer Programs Administrator
||575.439.4154 ext 4552
||575.439.4154 ext 4553
||575.439.4154 ext 4551
Senior Volunteer Programs of Otero Co.
City of Alamogordo
2201 Puerto Rico Ave.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Telephone: 575.439.4154 FAX: 575.439.4371
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. Foster Grandparents serve 20-40 hours a week in schools, hospitals, correctional institutions, daycare facilities, and Head Start centers. 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.
Foster Grandparent Program Brochure
FGP Procedure Handbook