East Bay Foster Grandparent Program
The East Bay Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) offers a way for individuals age 55 and older to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities while also providing a unique service built on the natural bond between generations. FGP is the bridge that connects these generations and utilizes foster grandparents’ experiences and talents to improve the lives of children in their communities. The mission of FGP is to support positive outcomes for children in need by providing rewarding opportunities to income-eligible individuals age 55 and older.
Who We Serve
Foster Grandparents serve as role models, tutors and friends to children in need of additional support. FGP works with a variety of community partners, including schools, libraries, faith-based organizations, and before and after school programs.
Foster Grandparents are provided the opportunity to:
- Help children learn to read
- Provide one-on-one tutoring
- Mentor Youth/Teenagers
- Earn compensation for the time devoted to the program
- Enjoy meals and social interactions with others
Location(s) of the Program
East Providence, RI 02915 401-435-7876
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
How to Enroll
Call the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876 to make an appointment and learn more about the program.
The State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services Division of Elderly Affairs offers a Rhode Island guide to services for seniors and adults with disabilities called the Pocket Manual. View/download a copy from the Division of Elderly Affairs’ website. Pocket Manual
How You Can Volunteer
Foster Grandparents help children develop skills and confidence as well as provide them with much-needed attention that can change their lives. Foster Grandparents make their neighborhoods stronger by assisting children in need at schools, Head Start sites, Boys and Girls Clubs, libraries, and other non-profit organizations. You must be 55 years or older and meet certain income-eligibility requirements. For more information, please call 401-435-7876.
Watch a news clip from CBS This Morning on a Foster Grandparent Program in Washington, D.C.