Foster Grandparent Program

Why Become a Foster Grandparent?

The Foster Grandparent Program is a Federally funded project designed for low income senior citizens to render supportive services to children of our community in a supervised setting in health, education and welfare-related agencies. The program emphasizes the relationship that develops between an older volunteer and the young child by stressing a one-to-one interaction between the two whenever possible. Foster Grandparents are very special people who have a variety of background with wisdom, love, comfort, and experience to share with children who are so much in need of it.

Please help make a difference!

Program Requirements

  • Grandparents must be fifty five (55) years of age or older.
  • Income must not exceed the federal income guidelines of 200% of the poverty level to be eligible for stipend.
  • Over Income individuals can join as non-stipend volunteers.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Recent physical with TB test. ( call for information)

Program Benefits

  • Non-taxable stipend (which will not interfere with social security or any other benefit)
  • Hot Meals
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Orientation
  • Per-assignment and in-service training
  • Accrued personal leave time

About the Program

  • One of the Older American Volunteer Programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Locally sponsored by the Community Action Program of Evansville.
  • Established in Evansville on June 30th 1976.

Foster Grandparents assist in the development of:

  • Motor skills
  • Self care
  • Learning skills
  • Independence

And provide:

  • Emotional support
  • Role modeling
  • Tender love and care

Foster Grandparents are assigned to:

  • Head Start programs
  • Day care centers
  • Special institutions
  • Schools

For more information, contact:

Mary Goedde
Phone: (812) 492-3907