Michigan Association of Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs

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    Senior Companion

    Taking her client for a dip in the local community pool

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    Foster Grandparent

    Building realationships that last a lifetime 

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    Senior Companion

    A day of pampering 

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    Foster Grandparent

    Helping children with literacy

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    Senior Companion

    Becoming friends with other volunteers 

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    Foster Grandparent

    Having fun while learning together 

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    Senior Companion

    Out on adventures together

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    Foster Grandparent

    Giving extra support and having fun together

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    Senior Companion

    Creating and having fun together 

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    Foster Grandparent

    Grandmas make a great mentor

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    Senior Companion

    Spending time catching up together


Stories of Service

Appreciating Grandma Janice Pat Jones Friends Forever Award Winner Making a lasting impact Recognized for Service Fulfilling life Helping seniors Checking in with children Connecting through Computers Cards of Kindness Sending Valentine Wishes Helping Others Becoming Friends Volunteer Helping During Covid Being Consistent & Becoming Friends

Our Mission

The MAFG/SCP will provide statewide educational and networking opportunities to assist members in achieving common program goals of support, enrichment, and advocacy, for limited-income senior volunteers of the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs on local, state, and national levels.

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Foster Grandparent

Foster Grandparent volunteers are 55 or better, who serve as role models, mentors, and friends to children in need. They serve at thousands of local organizations throughout the State of Michigan, including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, and other youth facilities.  Foster Grandparents serve an average of 20 hours per week providing guidance to children at a critical time in their lives.

To qualify volunteers must be income eligible (200% poverty level or less). For their service they earn a tax-free, hourly stipend, transportation reimbursement and other benefits.  Prior to placement, volunteers must complete 20 hours of pre-service orientation/training, a physical and various background checks. At least 24 hours of in-service training is provided annually.

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Senior Companion

Senior Companion volunteers are 55 or better.  They serve as advocates, supporters and friends to older adults who are frail and isolated, as well as young adults with developmental disabilities. Placements include private homes, mental health centers, convalescent facilities, and other community sites.  Senior Companions are the connection to the community for their clients.

To qualify volunteers must be income eligible (200% poverty level or less). For their service they earn a tax-free, hourly stipend, transportation reimbursement and other benefits.  Prior to placement, volunteers must complete 20 hours of pre-service orientation/training, a physical and various background checks. At least 24 hours of in-service training is provided annually.

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