Foster Grandparent Program

 
General Information
Description of ProgramThe Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for persons aged 55 and older to serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for children and youth with special needs. They serve throughout Pueblo County in day care centers, hospitals, head start programs schools, group homes, and non-profit agencies. Foster Grandparents receive a tax-free stipend, reimbursement for transportation, assistance with meals during service, annual physical examinations, and accident and liability insurance. They work 15-20 hours a week. Foster Grandparents must meet income guidelines, be at least 55 years of age, and participate in pre-service orientation and in training workshops throughout their service. The program gives participants the opportunity to share a lifetime of experience with youth and join the half million older Americans who are strengthening communities across the country as member of the National Senior Service Corp.
LocationPueblo County
Public TransportationYes
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake RequirementsCall or walk-in. Completion of application.
Funded ByFederal, State and Local Grants, Local Foundations
 
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsIncome eligible seniors, aged 55 and older
Languages SpokenEnglish/Spanish
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Wait ListSubject to availability of openings.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation8 am - 5 pm, Mon. - Fri.
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameMs. JoAnn Torrez-Weldon
Contact's Phone719-545-8900 Ext 118
Contact's Emailfgppueblo@srda.org
Physical Site Address 1230 N. Union Ave
Physical Site City, State, ZipPueblo, Colorado 81003
Mailing Address 1230 N. Union Ave
Mailing City, State, ZipPueblo, Colorado 81003
Main Phone719-545-8900
TDD Phone719-545-8900
Fax719-544-7831
Web Addresswww.srda.org
 
Director Information
Director's NameMr. Stephen G. Nawrocki
Director's PositionExecutive Director
Director's Phone719-544-8900
Director's Emailnawrocki@srda.org
 
Additional Information
SourcePueblo
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Senior Resource Development Agency
This Program: Foster Grandparent Program
Affiliated Services: Foster Grandparent Program - Senior Resource Development Agency