Family Support Services (FSS) is designed to provide support to all families. People lead complex lives that can utilize an array of integrated supports to achieve a meaningful and quality life. 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.

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. 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 Phil Givens at 443-412-5490 for details or download our Respite and Event Packet here.

Interested in four weeks of summer fun?
Learn about Camp Sp’Arc – a camp for children of all abilities to experience awesome trips and activities together.
Click here to see our Flyer.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Camp Sp’Arc, contact the Family Support Services Department by phone at 410-322-5188 or by email at



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

Find out about our upcoming events by clicking here for our monthly Calendar and stay up to date with our monthly Newsletter.

What does FSS offer?

  • Advocacy in obtaining and maneuvering community resources.

  • Resource information and referral.

  • Assistance locating funding resources.


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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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