TOWANDA - The Foster Grandparent Program provides loving and experienced tutors and mentors for children and youth with special needs at volunteer stations in Tioga County.
Typically working one-on-one, Foster Grandparents provide support at Northern Tioga, Wellsboro and Southern Tioga School districts, the Bradford-Tioga Head Start program, Wellsboro Montessori Children's Center, Concern and Trinity Lutheran School.
The Foster Grandparent Program works with volunteer stations that are public agencies, secular or faith-based private nonprofit originations, or proprietary heath care organizations that provide responsibility for assignment and supervision of Foster Grandparents.
Potential volunteer stations can include, however are not limited to before- and after-school programs, clinics, courts, day care centers, preschools, human service agencies, Head Starts, Hospice, correctional programs, public-private schools, shelters and more.
The Foster Grandparent Program is federally funded by the Corporation of National Community Service and the Bradford County United Way. The Foster Grandparent Program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga counties.
The BSST Area Agency on Aging is funded in part by the state Department of Aging and the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga County Commissioners.
For more information on the Foster Grandparent Program and other Area Agency on Aging services, call 800-982-4346 or visit the Agency's website at www.aaaseniors.org.