Programs for Children
Family Services offers the following programs for children:
The Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for limited-income seniors over the age of 55 to help children with special needs. Foster Grandparents work in day care centers, elementary schools, Head Start programs, alternative schools, and at other community agencies providing one-on-one academic and emotional support to children who have been abused, have physical or developmental disabilities, or are in need of additional assistance.
The goal of the Norristown Violence Prevention Initiative (NVPI) is to prevent and reduce youth gang involvement and violence in Norristown.
The Truancy Abatement Initiative promotes attendance and increases the graduation rates of youth through a variety of programs and services.