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To connect low-income seniors with meaningful volunteer opportunities working to improve the lives of children with special emotional, physical or mental needs. The establishment of a long-term bond with the children served is essential to this process.
The Sacramento Foster Grandparent Program is a nationally recognized program that recruits senior volunteers to work with children at various sites in the Sacramento metropolitan area. The program assists children with special needs by helping them learn new skills and by building self-esteem through tutoring and mentoring. They also nurture premature babies, help rebuild trust in children who have been neglected or abused, or support those who have long term health problems. Foster Grandparents in turn receive the deep satisfaction of knowing that they have improved the lives of children with genuine needs.
When you are accepted into the program you will receive benefits above and beyond the personal satisfaction that comes from helping others in real need. Foster Grandparents receive these additional benefits:
· Non-taxable stipend
· Reimbursement against transportation expense
· A physical examination
· Extensive training
Interested in becoming a Foster Grandparent? If you are there are some qualifications that you will need to meet:
· Be at least 55 years old
· Have a limited income
· Able to serve 15-40 hours a week
· Work with special needs children
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