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Stacy Friesland
Foster Grandparent Manager


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Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparent Volunteers partipated in a Opioid PSA produced by Buncombe County Goverment and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. The nationwide crisis affects people in every community. - WLOS Story, August 2, 2019

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is a federally funded program through the Corporation of National and Community Service that provides opportunities for seniors to impact the lives of children in their community.  FGP is funded for Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties.

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 or 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; and
Can serve between 15 - 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; and
Provide a positive impact on a child’s life.

There is a child waiting right now for a Foster Grandparent!