ANYF, in partnership with DFTA, offers several programs to meet the needs of children and grandparents in the city:
The Grandparent Resource Center
The Grandparent Resource Center provides services and support to older adults who are raising their grandchildren.
EXCITING NEWS! We are proud to announce that the Grandparent Resource Center, which is a Brookdale Foundation grantee, received the Foundation’s 2018 Janet Sainer RAPP Award for its outstanding Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP). The $10,000 award, named for former NYC DFTA Commissioner Janet Sainer, recognizes the creativity, enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment of Relatives As Parents Programs by honoring a RAPP that has achieved excellence in the delivery of supportive services to relative caregiver families.
DFTA’s programs have also been successful in responding to the needs of many diverse grandparents and their families throughout New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) with the Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA) support group program. The Grandparent Resource Center promoted and completed the PASTA program in five NYCHA developments—Castle Hill; Covington, Garrett Intergenerational Building; Ingersoll, Polo Grounds and Wagner Houses—with 69 PASTA graduates.
For more information about the Grandparent Resource Center, contact Giovana Montalvo-Baer.
Foster Grandparent Program
ANYF’s Foster Grandparent Program pairs low-income older adults with “at-risk” young people for tutoring, life skills, and companionship.
DFTA has administered the program, funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service (Senior Corps), for the last 41 years. The program provides volunteer opportunities for people aged 55 and older from all educational, cultural and social backgrounds to serve children who have special and exceptional needs as well as their families.
To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program, contact Giovana Montalvo-Baer.