The Foster Grandparent Program
Foster Grandparents are income-eligible volunteers aged 55 and over who work 15 to 40 hours a week with disabled, disadvantaged and developmentally delayed children in one-on-one and small group settings. Foster Grandparents are placed in sites such as schools, hospitals and Head Start centers. Benefits include a stipend for hours worked, paid holidays, earned time and assistance with transportation and meals. Penquis sponsors this program in 14 Maine counties (all but York and Cumberland).
For more information, call 207-973-3684 or 1-800-215-4942.
Funding is provided in part by the Corporation for National Service, the Bureau of Elder and Adult Services and the United Way of Eastern Maine.
United Way of Eastern Maine 2012 Campaign Video- Cindy Whitney, from the Penquis Foster Grandparent Program talks about becoming a Foster Grandparent.
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