Access Services is looking for compassionate families to share their lives with a local child or adult looking for a nurturing and supportive family environment. Learn how to become a Foster Parent and Host Family Provider today in Eastern Pennsylvania and change someone’s life!

Make a difference in a child or adult’s life by providing them with a caring, stable, long-term or short-term home as a foster parent. Support, training and monetary compensation are provided to those who are able to share their lives with an individual in need. When interested families learn how to become a foster parent, they not only enrich the lives of individuals needing a loving, stable environment, but their own personal perspective is widened.

Interested in becoming a Host Family? Complete the Host Family Inquiry Form

County Contacts:

For Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, contact Donna Donnelly at 215.540.2150 ext 304 or toll-free 800.793.2150 ext 304.

For Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Berks and Carbon counties, contact Emily Whitmire at 484.269.4247 or toll-free 877.896.6667 ext 243.

Download our Host Family brochure.

Becoming a Foster Parent

Foster Care provides the healing and nurturing a child requires within a family environment, in which we believe is the best place for any child to grow, develop, and flourish. Foster Parents take on the professional, yet loving role of healer and nurturer for infants, children, and teenagers who are in need of direction and stability in their lives.

Download our Foster Care Brochure to learn more about caring for a child through Foster Care.

For additional information about our Foster Care Program, call the Access Services office location closest to you or complete the Host Family Inquiry Form.

Becoming a Lifesharing Provider

As a Lifesharing Provider you will have the opportunity to open your home and share your life with an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 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.

Download our Lifesharing Brochure to learn how you can open your heart and home to an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For additional information about our Lifesharing Program, call the Access Services office location closest to you or complete the Host Family Inquiry Form.

Becoming a Respite Provider

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 an intellectual or developmental disability will ensure an enjoyable respite experience while setting their primary caregiver’s mind at ease.

Download our Respite Program Brochure to learn how you can provide respite for a child or adult.

For additional information about our Respite Program, call the Access Services office location closest to you or complete the Host Family Inquiry Form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming a Host Family Provider is a big decision that involves thought and discussion. Click here to download answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.   We would love to speak with you about these questions and any additional questions you may have.

Access Services is an Equal Opportunity Care Provider.