Achieve with us.

Family Support Services

Family Services

Family Support Services (FSS) is designed to provide support to families of children with differing abilities living in the community. People lead complex lives that can utilize an array of integrated supports to achieve a meaningful and quality life. The program offers resource information and referrals, informational workshops and trainings, assistance locating funding resources, advocacy in obtaining and maneuvering community resources and respite care services. Any Harford or Cecil family birth through end of life is eligible for our services.

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 of supports for families in Harford and Cecil county. Any Harford or Cecil family birth through end of life is eligible for our services.

Check out our  February 2019 Calendar here. 

Respite Application Parent Packet!


What does FSS offer?

  • Advocacy in obtaining and maneuvering community resources.
  • Resource information and referral.
  • Assistance locating funding resources.





Is my family eligible for Family Support Services?

Any Harford or Cecil family of a child with a developmental disability between the ages of birth through the end of life is eligible for our services.





Are you a family with a child with a disability who is in need of assistance in paying for respite care? Please click here to apply for funding.

Are you a returning family needing to update annual paperwork? Please fill out the redetermination form for proof of continued eligibility for services.

See additional forms below.

Information for Families

V-LINC’s What I Wish for My Child is an annual program designed to help realize the dreams of children with disabilities in Central Maryland. Families of these children know how difficult it can be when their sons or daughters cannot participate in the activities that other children can. Each spring, V-LINC takes requests from parents who have a wish for their child, ages 2-21.

Family Resource Links:

Educational links

New for 2018!

Are you an existing family who wants to be involved? Join our Family Advisory Committee by contacting the Director of Community & Family Supports at The Arc NCR, Jamie Stoner.  She can be reached at 410-836-7177 Ext 351 or email her at





Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Mailing Address
4513 Philadelphia Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: (410) 836-7177
Fax: (410) 893-3909