Bridging Gaps Between Generations
The Foster Grandparents program matches low-income senior volunteers age 55 and above with children in schools, daycare centers, hospitals, and Head Start sites for 20 hours each week. Grandparents spend this time offering mentorship, guidance, and simple companionship to young people. Foster Grandparents and their “grandchildren” also take part in recreational and social activities.
All Foster Grandparents receive training and support as they work to positively influence children’s self-esteem, emotional well-being, learning and social skills.
Foster Grandparent opportunities are available in Boston and Quincy, and in a variety of languages.
For more information on the program or to learn how to become a Foster Grandparent, contact:
Kathleen Doherty, Program Manager of Foster Grandparents Program
Where to Find It
The Foster Grandparent's program is based out of the central ABCD Elder Services Department located at 19 Temple Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02111