Foster Grandparents Program

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3107 W 21st Street
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 296-5474
Fax: (785) 368-6419
Email: connie.stewart@kni.ks.gov

Connie T. Stewart, Director

Mission Statement: To offer seniors age 55 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and care givers for children and youth with special needs. Participants provide 15 – 40 hours of weekly service to community organizations such as schools, hospitals, and youth centers.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Foster Grandparents work 15 – 40 hours a week with children with special needs. In return for their services Foster Grandparents (who qualify as low income) receive a $2.65 per hour tax-free stipend, transportation allowance, and daily meal

Eligibility: Must be 55 years of age or older and must meet income eligibility guidelines to receive the stipend

How to Apply: Call (785) 296-5474 to reach the program office at the Kansas Neurological Institute for an application.  Application and information will be mailed upon request

Fees: None

Funding: Provided by federal and state funds, The Kansas Neurological Institute is the grantee agency for the Corporation for National and Community Services

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