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Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)


Gives senior citizens the opportunity to share their lifetime skills, talents, and abilities with youth with a developmental and/or learning disability. Foster grandparents can spend 15 to 40 hours each week at local elementary schools, daycare centers, and head start sites, giving one-to-one attention, encouragement, and support to children needing assistance in overcoming physical, mental, social and emotional obstacles.

Eligibility: Individuals ages 55 years or older, in good health, able to serve at least 15 hours a week, with access to transportation and meet federal eligibility requirements

Application Process: Appointment required; call for information

Required Documentation: Required documentation will be provided after the completion of the initial intake by Central Intake Receptionists, FGP Program Director or Program Assistant

Fees: None

Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida counties

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency

Provides direct services and support for education, employment, and family support services.

9882 River Road
Utica NY 13502


Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Disabled: Fully Accessible




38 Morgan Street
Ilion NY 13357


Administrative hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Program hours varies based on need
call for details


Karima Wines
FPG Program Assistant
315-624-9930 x2832

Patricia Demma
Program Director
315-624-9930 x2832

Disabilities Access

All locations Fully Accessible


Interpreter services available upon request, Bosnian, Spanish

This program is offered at these sites:

Ilion CAAP Location

Main Address:

38 Morgan Street

Ilion NY 13357


Rome CAAP Access Point Location

Main Address:

203 West Liberty Street

Rome NY 13440

Utica CAAP Access Point Location

Main Address:

287 Genesee Street

Utica NY 13502

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