Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs (FG/SCP)

 

Central Valley Regional Center

Jean Martens, FG/SCP Site Director
559-738-2207

Kern Regional Center

Melissa Searson, FG/SCP Site Director
661-852-3217

North Bay Regional Center

Ana Horta, SCP Site Director
707-566-3005
Website

San Andreas Regional Center

Mia Garza, FG/SCP Site Director
408-341-3861
Website

San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center

Leslie Egge, FG/SCP Site Director, North
909-706-3620
Wendy Hemminger, FG/SCP Site Director, South
714-957-5188
Website

Tri-Counties Regional Center

Rebekah Nagel, FG/SCP Site Director
805-884-7226
Website

Valley Mountain Regional Center

Mara King, FG/SCP Site Director
209-955-3351
Website

Eligible volunteers provide a minimum of 15 hours of service per week to the consumer and in return they receive:

  • A tax-free stipend
  • Partial reimbursement for travel expenses
  • A meal stipend each day they volunteer
  • An annual physical
  • A 20 hour orientation and on-going in-service training
  • Recognition for volunteer service

The Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs benefit all parties. Volunteers remain physically and mentally active and they report that the quality of their lives is greatly improved. In addition, the toddlers, children and adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities receive guidance which empowers them to achieve their physical, emotional and social goals.

For information about becoming a volunteer, please contact the center listed above for your area. For additional information about the program, please contact:

Department of Developmental Services
Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program
1215 O Street (MS 8-30)
Sacramento, CA 95814
Brian Diamond
Statewide Director
916-654-2760

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Last modified: July 1, 2021