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Family Support

The Arc of Somerset County's Family Support Program assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in their efforts to remain together in their homes and communities. The home is typically the best environment for the individual so Family Support is often defined as "whatever it takes" to help an individual stay in his/her natural home. Family involvement and empowerment are crucial in determining the needs of the individual or family. Raising a child with an intellectual and developmental disability can challenge a family's ability to cope. Parents, siblings, caregivers and friends often feel overwhelmed. The Family Support staff works with the family to determine needs and assist with obtaining quality supports necessary to enhance the quality of life for the families and the individual with a disability.

The following services are currently offered by the Family Support Department:

To qualify for the services detailed below, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities must be found eligible by the New Jersey Division of Family Children an Families (DCF) and must be referred to The Arc of Somerset County by their Case Manager.

For more information regarding any of our programs detailed below, please contact our Family Support Department at 908-725-8544, ext. 624 or