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It is with great disappointment that we must announce we are unable to host any Foster Grandparent volunteers at educational facilities at this time. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, YWCA Tri-County Area felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. On Thursday, March 12, 2020 the Montgomery County Office of Health announced that all schools in Montgomery County will close for a minimum of two weeks and one day. For questions, please contact Ashley Faison, Program Director, at afaison@ywcatricountyarea.org or 610-323-1888 ext. 210

 

 

Senior Corps – Foster Grandparent Program

Montgomery County, PA

Who are Foster Grandparents?

Adults 55 years and older who provide person-to-person service to children with exceptional and special needs in schools and child care centers.

What do Foster Grandparents receive?

For qualifying seniors a non-taxable stipend, transportation or reimbursement for travel costs, a meal each workday, ongoing training, excess auto coverage for volunteers driving their own vehicle, recognition for their service, and more!

What will you do as a Foster Grandparent?

You'll help children in your community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future success. We'll match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you!

When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life. So get involved, and join Foster Grandparents today!
(Corporation for National and Community Service – Senior Corps)

The Foster Grandparent Program is a part of Senior Corps along with RSVP and Senior Companions. Senior Corps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement. YW3CA is partnered with these organizations to run the Foster Grandparent Program in Montgomery County, Pa.

My favorite part of being a Foster Grandparent is knowing that I have made a positive difference in a little one's life. I work hard to help them promote their self-confidence and self worth.
Grandma Phyllice or 'PJ'

Grandma Phyllice has been a volunteer for the Foster Grandparents program for over 7 years. She enjoys working with children in an elementary school in Pottstown.

Sign Up Today!

To learn more, contact Ashley Faison, Foster Grandparent Program Director at 610-323-1888 ext. 210 or afaison@ywcatricountyarea.org

YW3CA 2020 Holiday Closings

New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. DayJanuary 20, 2020
President's DayFebruary 17, 2020
Memorial DayMay 25, 2020
Independence DayJuly 4th, 2020
Labor DaySeptember 7, 2020
ThanksgivingNovember 26, 2020
Friday after ThanksgivingNovember 27, 2020
Christmas EveDecember 24, 2020
ChristmasDecember 25, 2020

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