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Respite Programs

Family Respite Care of Nevada provides respite care services for children aged three months to 22 years, including daytime, evening, and Saturday services at our Family Center and Jr. & Teen Center.

Respite Programs for Multiple Ages

Family Respite Care of Nevada has positively impacted over 1,000 children through its respite care programs. Tailored for children between three months and 22 years old, these programs serve two vital purposes within the community. Firstly, they offer valuable downtime for family members of children with special needs, providing a respite that is both beneficial and essential. Secondly, these programs create immersive volunteering opportunities for local youth, fostering a unique and mutually beneficial connection. The harmonious integration of these dual objectives transforms the program into a life-changing experience highly valued within the community. To begin, utilize the age guidelines provided below to select the program that best aligns with your family’s needs, ensuring a personalized and supportive respite experience.

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For children aged three months to six years.

Housed in our Family Center, this program provides center-based respite care to families with children with special needs, including those in foster and adoptive care, and their siblings aged three months up to 6 years.

For youth aged seven to twelve years.

Our Jr. & Teen Center offers a program that caters to youth between the ages of seven and twelve who have special needs. Through activities such as bowling, cooking classes, and rock climbing, these kids are encouraged to develop their social skills and interact with their peers. This program also provides much-needed respite for families. We offer center and community-based care monthly.

For teens and young adults aged thirteen to twenty two.

Our program is specifically designed for families with children with special needs between the ages of 13 and 22, and is aimed at teenagers and young adults. These monthly programs provide opportunities for teens to engage in community activities, such as game nights and mini-golf, alongside trained volunteers. Our aim is to encourage the development of social skills through these fun and engaging activities. Furthermore, we offer a weekly respite sessions at our Jr. & Teen Center for additional respite opportunities.


Family Respite Care of Nevada provides volunteer opportunities for youths (6th-12th grade), college students, and community members who want to make a difference. Contact (775) 787-3520 for more information.

Featured Testimonials

FRCNV is simply amazing! We (my husband and I) use it for date time with one another. The volunteers love my children. I love the one-on-one attention they get. My son asks, “When do I get to go (next)?” Thank you so much!

Our families live in different cities, so there is nobody we can trust to watch our child with special needs, other than FRCNV. They are all we have and we feel confident about leaving our child there. The staff is great. We truly appreciate all they do!

As a mom who struggles with severe depression, receiving respite at FRCNV has been a blessing, a relief, and is so needed and appreciated. It is a one-of-a-kind place. Our little girl loves (them) and they love her, and are like family. It is so nice to get a break and have time as a couple to relax. One of the supervisors told me when we came back to pick her up that I was like a new person-happier than I was when I dropped her off.

I cannot express enough how profoundly FRCNV has affected our family. I am so deeply grateful for those who support and administer this program. It has absolutely saved my family. The constancy of caregiving is incredibly wearing. Having a scheduled break allows me to carry on every day.

My stress levels definitely decrease because of Teen FRCNV. We do daily countdowns of how many more days until a Teen event because my son is so excited to go. We are so excited for him because he doesn’t really have any opportunities to hang out with typical teenagers. The Teen volunteers are amazing—so kind and caring. I love how genuinely interested they are in the kids and how much they want to provide them with a good time.

Teen FRCNV is the one place I can take my daughter where I know she will have fun, I know she won’t be judged, and I know she looks forward to going. There are very few places I can say that about.


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