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Family Support Services (FSS) is designed to provide support to all families. Navigating all of life’s stages can be difficult. The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region’s Family Support Services offers a variety of personalized supports to help you access available resources. FSS offers resource information and referrals, informational workshops and trainings, assistance locating funding resources, advocacy in obtaining and maneuvering community resources and respite care services. For information on any of our services, contact 

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 Counties. Do you or a loved one need financial assistance in order to have respite services? Families may be eligible for emergency funding for respite. Contact the Family Support Services Department by phone at 443-412-5490 for details or download our Respite and Event Packet here.

Learn about Camp Sp’Arc.
Camp Sp’Arc is for children of all abilities to experience awesome trips and activities together. Check out our 2019 Photo Album.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Camp Sp’Arc, contact the Family Support Services Department by phone at 443-412-5490 or by email at



All families are eligible for Family Support Services with The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.

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What does FSS offer?

  • Advocacy in obtaining and maneuvering community resources.

  • Resource information and referral.

  • Assistance locating funding resources.

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Charting the Life Course

Navigating life can be difficult, especially for those with differing abilities. Resources are often available, but hard to find. This is where The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region can help.

Our team has centralized and linked a multitude of resources into this website, covering needs from birth to the end of life. These resources are broken down into 6 Life Domains, across 6 Life Stages.


Click on the Life Domains listed below to see the relevant resources that are available for all ages.


For resources that are specific to a certain age group, click the appropriate Life Stage below:



Additionally, links to frequently needed forms are listed below:


DORS ApplicationLISS ApplicationDDA Application


Visit our “Info to Go” page for more information.





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