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Mission Statement

Our mission is to give hope and provide nurturing to special needs children and young people while emphasizing the senior volunteers' usefulness in our community.


Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 60 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and loving caregivers for children and youth with special needs. If you are interested in serving as a Foster Grandparent, you must meet income eligibility guidelines, and you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Foster Grandparents serve 15-40 hours a week, usually 4 hours a day Monday through Friday, serving children with one-on-one, direct service. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-service and monthly training sessions provided.

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Would you recommend Foster Grandparent Program?

by Michele A. from Bellaire, TX (2009-04-26 08:58:33.0)
Richmond State School, like all 13 of Texas' state schools, is a safe and open community where people with intellectual disabilities can live, work and interact with neighbors in Richmond and Rosenberg. It is a base from which they travel wherever they want, whenever they want. It is easy for volunteers to come share their time and talents - residents enjoy music, art, exercise, swimming, therapeutic riding, religious services, tutoring in all subjects...whatever your interests, there are people there who will want to learn from you. Texas was wise in providing these safe campuses for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, for they would be taken advantage of in other settings. Every visit I've made there in the last 14 years has been a rewarding and enriching one.