The Foster Grandparent Program is a federally funded program through the Corporation of National Service that provides opportunities for seniors to impact the lives of children in their community. The Foster Grandparent Program is funded for the seven western counties of North Carolina including Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and the Qualla Boundary.
Foster Grandparents are individuals age 60 and over who thrive on direct interaction with children and believe they can make a difference in their lives. They serve as a mentor, tutor, and loving caregiver to children and youth with special needs. Foster Grandparents help children develop the skills, confidence, and strength to succeed in life.
Can you be the Foster Grandparent a child needs?
Are 55 years of age or older
Must meet income guidelines established by the federal government
Care about children and want to help them with their growth and development
Must be physically and mentally able to serve
Can serve between 15-40 hours a week
Pass Along the Gift of Experience!
Receive a tax free hourly stipend
Annual physical examination
Paid vacation and sick leave
Pre-service and monthly training sessions
Secondary insurance coverage while volunteering
Recognition for volunteering
Provide a positive impact on a child’s life
There is a child waiting right now for a Foster Grandparent:
To become a Foster Grandparent and impact a child’s life, call the Mountain Projects, Inc. Senior Programs: (828)452-1447 or 1-800-627-1548