WHO We Are:

The Foster Grandparent Program of Tuscaloosa County began in October 1997 and provides services annually to more than 400 students in the three Head Start Programs, two non-profit faith-based day care centers and nine Tuscaloosa City and County Elementary Schools.  We tutor, mentor and assist special needs and/or at-risk children, one on one or in small groups.  The student participants in our program are provided the essential tools and assistance that equips them to overcome these and other challenges.  The Foster Grandparent volunteers’ presence in the classrooms facilitates life-changing opportunities to the students whom they assist.

WHO Can Participate:

Foster Grandparents must be at least 55 years of age and meet federally mandated income guidelines* and be willing to volunteer minimum of 20 hours a week.
(*200% of Department of Health and Human Services Poverty guidelines)

All volunteers receive meals or reimbursement for a meal if they volunteer during a mealtime, transportation or reimbursement for transportation, gap insurance, pre-service and monthly in-service training, and finger print ABI and FBI background checks.


 For over forty-five years, throughout the United States, Foster Grandparents have served children of all ages who are in great need of love, devotion, and individual attention.
Foster Grandparents assist children in a variety of settings such as schools, hospitals, shelters, Head Start, and juvenile detention centers.

HOW To Apply:

Contact – Donna Easterwood, Foster Grandparent Program Director
1300 James I Harrison Jr. Pkwy East
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
Phone:  (205) 554-1916
Email: deasterwood@focus.email