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Family Support Services

Raising a child with a disability adds work and expenses for a family. Family Support Services are individualized and can be provided by phone, email, in the family home or a convenient location. 

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Parent Education and Social Activities

Family Support Services encourage families whose children have disabilities to connect to others and increase their knowledge base. Learn more about our variety of parent support group activities.

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Respite Program

Respite care offers families the opportunity for a break from their caregiving responsibilities of their child with a disability. Caregivers are trained to help your child meet his or her needs. Learn more about respite.

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Consultation Services

If a family needs assistance in implementing a solution to a problem, we are here to help. Learn more.

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Retreat Yourself

Reward yourself as mothers, grandmothers and aunts who are raising or helping to raise a child with a developmental disability. The weekend away provides an opportunity, in a peaceful setting, to meet other caregivers to form a support network, learn how to take care of yourself and have some fun! The weekend includes a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Learn more.

Sibling Support

Sibling Support

Siblings of children with developmental disabilities often have support needs. Family Support Services is here to help.


The Corner Room, A Family Library and Resource Center

The Corner Room has materials and internet access families can utilize free of charge. Learn more here.

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A United Way Partner Agency

United Way 211 - Individuals and families in our community need quick access to reliable information that addresses their most critical needs. United Way 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers with free information and referrals for community services within Ogle and Winnebago counties.

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For additional information, please contact:

Patti Hobbs, Family Support Services

730 North Church, Rockford, IL 61103
815.965.5069 ext. 1221 Phone
815.965.6021 Fax

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