CVCOG seeking foster grandparents

The Concho Valley Council of Governments is seeking individuals interested in becoming foster grandparents to children and youths in the Concho Valley who want and need their help. A representative from the foster grandparent program will hold a “get together” with Helping Hands Senior Center at 906 11th Street in Brady on Friday (today) at 10 a.m. for persons interested in receiving more information on the program and for those individuals interested in joining the program. Refreshments will be served. What is a foster grandparent’ Every day in communities across America, foster grandparents are the people children in need depend on for love, wisdom and support. In schools, Head Start, day care centers, juvenile facilities and community centers, foster grandparents even the odds for children who have special needs. As a foster grandparent you will receive on-going training; an annual physical examination; supplemental accident and auto liability insurance; a tax-free stipend of $2.55 per hour for income-eligible applicants; a daily meal; help with transportation costs and the joy of knowing you’re making a difference in your neighborhood. Can you be the foster grandparents a child needs’ Foster grandparents are over 60 years of age, can volunteer an average of 20 hours a week; have limited income and love children. Foster grandparents give children the much-needed attention that can change lives. They help children learn to read, care for children with disabilities and offer counseling to those who need it. Children who need foster grandparents gain the individual attention they might not otherwise receive, confidence from your faith in them, tutoring to help them succeed in school, the advice and life skills they need to lead productive lives and the life-changing opportunity to know the consistent love of a foster grandparent. Foster grandparents help children develop the skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. Foster grandparents make neighborhoods stronger by helping children with special needs achieve their goals.

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