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For Ages 13-22

While families receive a respite, teens and young adults with special needs engage in social activities like bowling, art classes, and roller skating. Our aim is to encourage social skills and provide inclusive opportunities for meaningful peer interactions.

The Teen Center

Our teen and young adult programs offer monthly respite care to families with youth ages 13-22. These programs, designed to encourage peer-to-peer interaction and build social skills, feature fun community activities such as bowling, mini-golf, rock climbing, cooking classes, or game nights at the Teen Center. Trained volunteers and respite staff ensure a supportive environment, providing families with a well-deserved break.”

We recognize the donations that were made in the memory of a very special young lady who had Down Syndrome, who passed away in May of 2009. And an young man full of life who unexpectedly passed in 2023.

RAVE Reviews

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.