Appalachian Foster Grandparent Program

Tammy Taylor

The Appalachian Foster Grandparent Program provides low and middle-income volunteers age 60 and above the opportunity to provide support services to children from infants to teenagers who have special emotional, social or educational needs.

The volunteers work 20-40 hours a week, and receive a small stipend and travel and meal reimbursement for their services. The program enrolls and places 120 Foster Grandparents working with 440 needy children within the service area giving over 86,652 hours of service.

The program serves a five-county area that includes Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes counties.