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.
In the News
- Temple News: ‘Intergenerational Center receives kinship grant’ Nov. 7, 2017
- Temple News: ‘Annual party makes holidays special for some extraordinary kids’ Dec. 19, 2012
Intergenerational Center at Temple University
The Intergenerational Center at Temple University
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122