Family Friends has been a program of the Intergenerational Center at Temple University for nearly 30 years. We are a voluntary, community outreach program that serves eligible, formal/informal kinship households and additional families who have special needs citywide. Families are enrolled in our program free of charge.
Our program focuses on long-term relationships with our Program Families and Mentors as we seek to decrease caregiver stress and isolation. Households enrolled in Family Friends receive access to in-home/community visits, vital resources and/or beneficial information. Family Friends also provides free/low-cost, chaperoned respite trips for enrolled families. Individuals serving as Family Friends Mentors are community elders who are carefully screened, trained and supervised.
For additional information, please contact Alysia Williams at (215) 204-3199.
• Provide academic support by assisting students with their homework
• Provide safety and supervision and make learning more fun through STEM, arts/craft, computers and physical activates
• Tutoring and skill building via Temple University work study students assisting children in the core academic subjects. Tutor/ Student ratio of at least 1:4
• Free or reduced rates for cultural and recreational trips and events