© 2018 by Omaha Nation Community Response Team

Omaha Nation Community Response Team

312 Main Street P O Box 292

Walthill NE 68067

Ph. 402 846-5280 Fx 402 846-5281

Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program participants are stipend volunteers age 55 and over that provide person-to-person services to children and young mothers with special or exceptional needs in the community (Thurston County). 

Visit ONCRT Foster Grandparent Program Social Sites and Feel free to Email FGP for any additional Questions 

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Omaha Nation Community Response Team Foster Grandparent Program is in its first year of operation here in Walthill, NE. We have never had this program before in Thurston County, we look forward to bringing the elders and the children/youth in our communities closer together and make stronger bonds with one another through this program. We also hope to incorporate both the Umonhon and Ho Cak Cultures into this program.  









What does it take to become a Volunteer? 


  • Age 55 and older 

  • Can Pass Background Checks 

    • 1. Sex Offender 

    • 2. Nebraska State Patrol

    • 3. FBI Check 

  • FGP Income Eligible (Provide Proof)

  • Pass Physical (Carl T. Curtis has forms specific to this program)

  • Willing to Serve 15 hours minimum per week with a Max of 40 hours per week (One on One with Children/Youth) 

  • Good with Children/Youth under the age of 21 























What Will I Do if I become a Foster Grandparent?



Volunteers will serve both in school & after-school programs  within Thurston County at local organizations such as Walthill Public School after-school program, Walthill Little Blujays Preschool- Head Start, Umonhon Nation Public School, Winnebago Public School, and ONCRT after-school program:


  • Help children learn to read and provide one-on-one tutoring

  • Mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers

  • Care for children with disabilities

  • Help children who have been abused or neglected



Here at ONCRT, we strive to help preserve our language and cultural ways. Our Foster Grandparent Volunteers will also participate in community cultural events such as (pow-wows, doings, funerals, farming, language classes, fishing, sewing classes, craft classes, storytelling, clan meetings, etc.)


All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. If you’re 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.

Become a Foster Grandparent

Foster Grandparent Program 58 years of service to both the Elders and Youth 

Foster Grandparent Project Director Maya St.Cyr 
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