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ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships - Directory

Community Action - Foster Grandparent Program

P.O. Box 90014

921 Beauty Avenue

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102

 

Phone: 270-782-3162

Fax: 270-842-5735

Website: www.casoky.org

Service Area: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Warren

Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday

Service Description:  Provides senior citizens 55 years or older the opportunity to give guidance and one-on-one attention for children and youth who have special or exceptional needs. Senior participants receive many benefits, including a stipend for income-eligible volunteers.

Volunteer: The Foster Grandparent Program engages persons age 55 and over in volunteer service assisting children with special and exceptional needs at various locations within the community the volunteer lives. The program provides a $2.65 per hour stipend, a meal each day of service, an annual physical exam, mileage reimbursement and other insurance benefits to the volunteer that enables the income eligible senior to participate in the program without any cost to them. Volunteers assist children at schools, Head Start classrooms, and non-profit childcares. A thorough Pre-Service orientation program is provided for all volunteers.

 

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If your nonprofit agency or organization would like to update your information, please contact the ALIVE Center at 270-782-0082 or email us at alivebg@wku.edu. 

If your nonprofit agency or organization would like include your information in our directory, please complete the human service directory blank form, and return it to the ALIVE Center or email it to alivebg@wku.edu. 

We ask that any nonprofit, civic organization or WKU department using our meeting space, complete the form before reserving a room.

 

 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14