2017-07-27 / News Briefs

Foster Grandparents Wanted to Mentor

The East Bay Foster Grandparent Program is actively recruiting community members 55 and older to serve as volunteer foster grandparents in their communities. The heart of the program is one-on-one daily interaction. This special relationship helps young people grow, gain confidence and become more productive, caring members of society. Foster grandparents assist in schools, Head Start sites, YMCAs and local libraries throughout the East Bay. Foster grandparents receive a tax free monthly stipend, from $210-$420, which will not affect federal, state or local benefits. They also receive a transportation allowance, meals during service, paid holidays and accident and liability insurance while serving. For more information, contact Diane Palmer, program coordinator, East Bay Foster Grandparent Program at 401-435-7876.

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