Family Support Services

Durand’s Family Support Services provides assistance to families caring for a loved one with a developmental disability. All referrals for assistance come from the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, support coordination agencies, and Department of Children and Families. Family support programs include:


Children’s Respite Services

Respite Services give family members time off from caregiving. Durand provides a trained worker or pays for hiring a friend, neighbor or family member to provide care.


Community Based Supports & Individual Supports

Durand’s Family Support Services are delivered 1:1 by our highly qualified staff and include assistance in the following areas:

  • Activities of Daily Living such as getting dressed, eating and personal hygiene.
  • Increasing Community Participation such as daily errands, attending events, going to a restaurant, purchasing items and travel training.
  • Increasing Independence such as helping clients do laundry, cook, clean and grocery shop.
  • On-The-Job Support such as safety awareness, using the restroom, attending to tasks and general workplace etiquette.
  • Learning Activities such as reading and writing or attending a class.

Durand can find the staff or the family can recommend qualified staff. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, pass all state background checks and hold a valid driver’s license.

For additional information, please contact our Family Support Department at (856) 235-3540.


Parent-Hire Option

Parents know their child best and so we offer to make parents paid caregivers under this program.

Contact our Family Support Department at (856) 235-3540 for more information or visit our Careers Page.


Resources for Families

Children Services: Department of Children & Families

Adult Services for Ages 21 and Over: Division of Developmental Disabilities

Employment Services: Department of Vocational Rehab Services (DVRS) | Project Search

Housing: The Supportive Housing Association of NJ

Support Coordination: iRecord Search

Activities for Differently Abled Children and Adults: Camden County Disabilities & Special Needs Programs | We Rock The Spectrum | Sahara Sams

Guardianship & Estate Planning: Disability Rights New Jersey | Community Health Law Project | Hinckle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer Attorneys at Law

Travel Services: TSA Cares

Disability Specific Information & Conferences: Autism New Jersey | Angelman Syndrome Foundation | Global Down Syndrome Foundation | Cerebral Palsy Guide

Support Groups: Parents of Autistic Children Together (PACT) | Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) | Haddonfield United Methodist Church | New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities | Family Support Coalition of NJ | Regional Family Support Council | Camden County Family Support Organization


Durand Events and Workshops

April 2020 – Guardianship Workshop (Postponed Due to COVID-19)

May 2020 – Transitioning from School to Adulthood (Postponed Due to COVID-19)