Community Action Agency
The Foster Grandparent Program is designed to provide meaningful job opportunities for people fifty-five years of age and older who meet personal income and program guidelines. Foster Grandparents are continually needed in all counties to work four to seven hours daily in public and private schools, Head Start programs, pre-schools, day care programs and exceptional care facilities. Participants are paid a tax-free stipend, travel allowance, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation days and receive a paid annual physical. The stipend they receive has no effect on social security payments, Veteran’s benefits, public housing assistance or food stamps. Foster Grandparents also receive job training and continuous in-service training throughout the year.
Presently, foster grandparents are needed in Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark and Whiteside Counties.
For more information on the program or becoming a foster grandparent, contact Susie Welch, Foster Grandparent Program Director at Tri-County Opportunities Council, 405 Emmons Ave., PO Box 610, Rock Falls, IL, 61071 or call 815-625-7830 (Ext. 40) or 1-800-323-5434 (Ext. 40).
Tri-County Opportunities Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.