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


Last modified: November 15, 2022