Foster Grandparent Program – Citizens for Citizens, Inc.
Grandparents and young children

Foster Grandparent Program

With age comes valuable life experience. Become a mentor and lend a guiding hand to in-need school children.

By joining our Foster Grandparent Program, community members 55 and older can become mentors to local children and also gain a fun way to supplement their income through a tax-free stipend. Foster Grandparents serve children in the Greater Fall River and Taunton areas in schools, day care centers, and other local child facilities. The FGP program allows older adults to stay active and give them a purpose, all the while making a difference in the life of a child. 

Program Details:

Additional Details: Foster Grandparents serve a minimum of 15 hours per week and a maximum of 40 hours per week and receive an hourly stipend for their service. In addition to the hourly stipend, they may also receive mileage to and from their station. The hourly stipend is not counted as income and will not affect most benefits, including housing. The program is funded by AmeriCorps Seniors.

Eligibility: Must be age 55 or older, meet income guidelines, and pass a 3-part criminal history check.

Documentation Needed: Proof of income, picture ID, and Social Security Card

Application Process: Interested parties must apply at the Fall River office or the Taunton office.

Fall River Office

Director: Judy Charest

Address: 264 Griffin Street Fall River, MA 02724
Telephone: (508) 679-0041 X215
Fax: (508) 324-0643

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Taunton Office

Director: Judy Charest

Address: 1 Taunton Green Taunton, MA 02780
Telephone: (508) 679-0041 X215
Fax: (508) 324-0643

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.