Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparent Program

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 55 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?

Foster Grandparents:
  • 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 5-40 hours a week

Pass Along the Gift of Experience!

  • Receive a tax free hourly stipend
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 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