Family Support Services
Advocate. Educate. Participate.
Supporting families over “The Arc of a Lifetime,” offering a variety of personalized support to empower families and individuals to access available services.
Making A Difference
Family Support Services is empowering families and individuals to live their best lives. Check out our new advocacy series on understanding individualized education plans:
Click the neighboring tabs to learn about our services, available resources broken down by different domains and stages of life, and our FAQ tab with frequently asked questions for more information.
Discovery and Navigation
Learn about resources that are available to meet your needs. Family Support Services empowers families and individuals to:
- Develop skills to navigate and access resources
- Learn to advocate for services and/or policy change
- Create a vision for the future
Networking and Connecting
Know that you are not alone. Many families and individuals across our community face similar struggles. Family Support Services offers:
- Parent to parent support
- Non-disability community support
- Personalized resource referral
Programs and Training
Get involved with the programs and training provided by Family Support Services and develop a plan for a brighter future. Family Support Services offers:
- Respite, Camp Sp’Arc summer camp and monthly social events
- Short and/or long term planning
- Caregiver support and training
What is Respite?
Respite is a program that assists families with help when needed to care for a loved one in the absence of the primary caregiver. The Arc NCR can help manage funded respite dollars or assist in locating and providing supports for families in Harford and Cecil Counties. Contact the Family Support Services Department by phone at 443-412-5490 for details or download our Respite and Event Packet here.
Reach out to the Family Support Services team to see how our services can meet your needs or consider getting involved with Family Support Services through opportunities such as sponsoring Camp Sp’Arc. Click the “Email Family Support Services” button or call 410-836-7177 and ask to speak with Family Support Services.