Open Your Heart. Open Your Home. 

Access Services is looking for caring families to open their hearts and homes to a child or adult with special needs in Schuylkill, Carbon, and Berks Counties. 

Make a difference in a child or adult’s life by providing them with a caring, stable, long-term or short-term home. Support, training and monetary compensation are provided to those who are able to share their lives with an individual in need.  

For more information, please contact Joanne Andruchek at 570.366.1154 ext 272 or toll-free 800.200.770.  You can also complete the Host Family Inquiry Form and download our Frequently Asked Questions. 

Foster Care: 
Many children who struggle require a level of support and care beyond what’s available in their current situation. By becoming a Foster Parent, you can help provide a nurturing home that meets their needs. A Foster Parent is considered to be a part of the professional team of support surrounding a child providing much needed direction and stability.

Lifesharing: 
By becoming a Host Family in Access Services’ Lifesharing program, you will have the opportunity to open your home and share your life with a child or adult with a developmental disability. Your support and assistance will enrich an individual’s life by affording them the opportunity to become a fully participating member of their community and empowering them to reach for and achieve their goals and aspirations.

Respite: 
By becoming a Respite Provider, you’ll be welcoming an adult or child into your home on a temporary basis. Your compassionate support and care to someone with a developmental disability or mental health challenge will ensure an enjoyable respite experience while setting their primary caregiver’s mind at ease.

For more information, please contact Joanne Andruchek at 570.366.1154 ext 272 or toll-free 800.200.770.  You can also complete the Host Family Inquiry Form and download our Frequently Asked Questions.