Foster Grandparents must meet income eligibility requirements and be at least 55 years of age. They are required to participate in pre-service orientation and training workshops throughout their service.
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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 disabilities. In the process, these caring folks build bridges across generations while providing youth services that community budgets cannot afford.
Foster Grandparents receive:
In addition to these benefits, the program gives participants the opportunity to share a lifetime of experience with youth. Our Foster Grandparents join a half-million older Americans who are strengthening communities across the country as members of the National Senior Service Corps.