ABCD Foster Grandparents Program Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

ABCD Foster Grandparents Program Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

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Contact Information

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)
Contact: Makieya Kamara, LCSW, Program Manager
Email Address: abcdfostergrandparents@bostonabcd.org
Phone: 617-348-6784

19 Temple Place 4th Floor Boston, MA 02111
Area Served: Boston

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Narrative

The Foster Grandparents program matches low-income senior volunteers ages 55 and above with children in schools, daycare centers, hospitals, and Head Start sites for 15 - 20 hours each week.  Grandparents spend this time offering mentorship, guidance, and simple companionship to young people, providing support around social & emotional and academic needs.  Volunteers are provided with a small, tax free stipend based on income eligibility.  We seek people who want to give back to their communities & love children. Training will be provided and is ongoing.

Service Types

  • Relationship/Friendship Support

Program Type

  • Aging
  • Child Care
  • Community Supports Program
  • Day/Work Activity
  • Education
  • Relationships/Friendships

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese-Cantonese
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • Russian

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service