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Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program at Catholic Charities brings together senior citizens and children who have special or exceptional needs. By doing so, the children feel valued while senior citizens engage in meaningful work that pays them a tax-free stipend.

Help children succeed

Classroom foster grandparents serve in schools, early childhood programs, daycare centers and in the two Catholic Charities of Wichita shelters to help children succeed by:

  • Tutoring and mentoring children, one-on-one or in small groups.
  • Nurturing children through listening, talking, walking or reading.
  • Providing intellectual stimulation through one-on-one tutoring.
  • Helping children make strides in their physical, psychological, educational and social development.

You still have time to become a Foster Grandparent for the  2021-22 school year

Foster grandparents are back in the classroom this school year! We are looking to fill several available slots for the spring months. Consider helping a child feel valued by becoming a foster grandparent.

Learn more at an information session Jan. 11. The session begins at 8:30 a.m. Masks will be required.

For more information, call (316) 264-8344, ext. 1211.

You still have time to become a Foster Grandparent for the 2021-22 school year

Foster grandparents are back in the classroom this school year! We are looking to fill several available slots for the spring months. Consider helping a child feel valued by becoming a foster grandparent.

Learn more at an information session Jan. 11. The session begins at 8:30 a.m. Masks will be required.

For more information, call (316) 264-8344, ext. 1211.

Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program at Catholic Charities brings together senior citizens and children who have special or exceptional needs. By doing so, the children feel valued while senior citizens engage in meaningful work that pays them a tax-free stipend.

Help children succeed

Classroom foster grandparents serve in schools, early childhood programs, daycare centers and in the two Catholic Charities of Wichita shelters to help children succeed by:

  • Tutoring and mentoring children, one-on-one or in small groups.
  • Nurturing children through listening, talking, walking or reading.
  • Providing intellectual stimulation through one-on-one tutoring.
  • Helping children make strides in their physical, psychological, educational and social development.

“Grandma Rachel helps students during one-on-one work and in small groups. We love her!”

Benefits

In addition to enriching the lives of children with our community, the Foster Grandparent Program offers many advantages to those who become classroom foster grandparents, including:

  • A stipend of $3.00 per hour is paid to those who meet income eligibility requirements.
  • Twenty hours of orientation and an additional 24 hours of in-service training during the first year, all of which are paid hours.
  • Monthly, supplemental in-service programs about aging issues and various approaches to working with children who have mental, physical or emotional difficulties.
  • Transportation assistance.
  • Accident and liability insurance.
  • Nutritious lunches.
  • Volunteer recognition for years of service.

“Grandma Rachel helps students during one-on-one work and in small groups. We love her!”

Benefits

In addition to enriching the lives of children with our community, the Foster Grandparent Program offers many advantages to those who become classroom foster grandparents, including:

  • A stipend of $3.00 per hour is paid to those who meet income eligibility requirements.
  • Twenty hours of orientation and an additional 24 hours of in-service training during the first year, all of which are paid hours.
  • Monthly, supplemental in-service programs about aging issues and various approaches to working with children who have mental, physical or emotional difficulties.
  • Transportation assistance.
  • Accident and liability insurance.
  • Nutritious lunches.
  • Volunteer recognition for years of service.

Funding

The Foster Grandparent Program at Catholic Charities is funded by AmeriCorp Seniors and in-kind assistance from volunteer stations where foster grandparents serve through the communities in Sedgwick County.

Location and Hours of Operation

Mailing Address

437 North Topeka Street
Wichita, KS 67202

Phone Numbers

Director: Mackenzie Mace
(316) 264-8344, ext. 1211
Fax: 316-202-0629
Toll-Free: 866-839-4327

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Daily Hours

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location and Hours of Operation

Address

437 N Topeka St.    |    Wichita, KS 67202
Monday-Friday  |  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Director

Mackenzie Mace
(316) 264-8344, ext. 1211
Fax: (316) 202-0629
TF: 866-839-4327

Contact Us

We would like to hear from you! Call 316-264-8344 or Email us:

St. Joseph Pastoral Center
437 North Topeka st.
Wichita. KS 67202-2431

(316) 264-8344

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita is a 501(c)(3). All gifts are tax-deductible.

Need donation support?
316-264-8344 ext. 1262
giving@CatholicCharitiesWichita.org

Wichita Diocese

The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.

Wichita Diocese

The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.