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. 

As a foster parent and Lifesharing provider or host family in Montgomery County, Monroe County, or Eastern Pennsylvania, you will provide a caring, stable, long-term or short-term home for a child or an adult who does not currently live with their natural family. Support, training and monetary compensation are provided to those host families who are able to share their lives with an individual in need through our Montgomery, Monroe, and Eastern Pennsylvania foster services. When interested families learn how to become a foster parent or Lifesharing provider, they not only enrich the lives of individuals needing a loving, stable environment, but their own personal perspective is widened.

Fill out the Provider Inquiry Form

Counties Served: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill.

Upcoming Info Sessions

These free virtual info sessions will help you understand the process and commitment to become a Lifesharing or Foster Care Provider. Register for one of the sessions using the buttons below.

Lifesharing Info SessionsOctober 5th at 12PMOctober 12th at 12PMOctober 12th at 4PM

Foster Care Info SessionsOctober 22nd at 12PMOctober 27th at 12PM

Access Services’ Provider Recruitment team is taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of our valued providers. Precautions include temperature checks, gloves, masks, and limited face to face meetings with multiple options to meet virtually or over the phone.

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 Provider 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 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 disabilities.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming a foster parent or lifesharing 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.