Who we are

Northumberland Family Respite Services offers three programs:

  • Children’s respite program
  • Adult respite program
  • Life Share program for adults with developmental delays

NFRS assists families to find screened respite providers. In addition, NFRS is a source of information on a variety of subjects affecting special needs children and adults including Attention Deficit Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, physical, medical, and developmental conditions.

Philosophy of Northumberland Family Respite Services

We believe: Caring and supportive relationships are at the heart of strong and dynamic communities. Families having a member with a handicapping condition may from time to time, need support from the community in order to nurture and sustain these relationships. By responding to these needs, the community gains an opportunity to grow in caring and strength.