ABCD Foster Grandparents/Families Friend Program Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

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Contact Information

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)
Contact: Makieya Kamara , Foster Grandparents Coordinator
Email Address: makieya.kamara@bostonabcd.org
Phone: 617-348-6784

Elder Services Department, 19 Temple Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02111
Area Served: Boston

Map Location ABCD Foster Grandparents/Families Friend Program

Narrative

A free program of companionship, support, and fun for children ages 12 and under, including children with special needs. Services provided by trained volunteers ages 55 and older.

The Foster Grandparents program matches low-income senior volunteers age 55 and above with children in schools, daycare centers, hospitals, and Head Start sites for 20 hours each week.  Grandparents spend this time offering mentorship, guidance, and simple companionship to young people. Foster Grandparents and their “grandchildren” also take part in recreational and social activities

Service Types

  • Relationship/Friendship Support

Program Type

  • Community Supports Program

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service