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Family Support Services

Our Family Support Services department encompasses a large spectrum of services and programs.  Respite Care, which provides short-term relief for primary caregivers, is a primary concern because the agency strongly feels it is important to assist both the individual and family.  Many different types of services, including various forms of Respite, are available.  


Staff is trained in areas of physical management and mealtime challenges. We also offer other basic providers skills to assist individuals with disabillites by providing personal services, such as bathing and dressing.

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Weekend Retreats for people with disabilities ages 8 and up that are eligible for recreational camps in a “mini-camp” format (Friday-Sunday). The weekend retreat will travel to exciting places around the Mid-South. 


Summer Camp is divided into two weeks in the summer, (July - August).  Both Camp Sessions are residential (campers do not go home during the week-long camp).  Campers participate in recreational activities with a central theme.  


The Navy EFM Respite Care program is available to eligible families as one of the Navy Child and Youth delivery systems of care to support families through the Give Parents A Break services to offer respite services. 

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Family Support Information Request

Please complete the form to receive additional information about our services. 

Click Here to view our Family Services brochure. 

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Family Support Services (FSS) Forms

The forms listed here are fillable forms in PDF and are all required prior to enrolling into our Family Support Services programs. 

Please follow these easy steps:

  1. Click on the button for each form.

  2. Download and save the PDF to your computer.

  3. Open the saved PDF form from your computer. 

  4. Complete the forms.

  5. Save and send as attachments to

Application Process

Fees & Supplements

Cost for

  • Application Form in PDF

  • Complete application

  • Sign all forms, information releases, and liability release

  • Attach a letter of disability or a psychiatric evaluation which states disability diagnosis by a professional, i.e. doctor, teacher, therapist.

  • Return to The Arc Mid-South with $35 annual fee.

  • (All clients are required to update their application on an annual basis or services may not be rendered for the coming year.)

The Arc Mid-South provides supplements and camperships for low-income families to receive services. Each case is reviewed individually. A Family Services fee is requested of participants in all agency programs. For more information about programs, contact The Arc Mid-South at (901) 327-2473.

Funding is provided through the waiver, private pay, and scholarships.

Working With the Best Supporters and Partners

Blue Line Investigations
Brown Missionary Baptist Church
Memphis Chamber of Commerce
Paul Mitchell the School in Memphis TN
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