What We Do

Family Support Services

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Family Support Programs and Services

FAMILY SUPPORT provides assistance to families in various ways including in-home and out of home respite, information and referral, advocacy and emotional support.  Our Support Coordination service assists families to identify, navigate and locate needed supports and services with the development of the Individual Service Plan.  In addition we provide Community Based Support services utilizing staff support to provide one to one assistance, training and supervision to help participants achieve independence in their home and community.

Recreation programs provides individuals opportunities to participate in recreational activities by choice while encouraging health and fitness, friendships, and skill development. The goal of the program is to facilitate an appropriate and active lifestyle for an improved quality of life. Activities include Saturday rec, bowling, club nights, dances, sports, community trips, and parties.

For more information call 732-363-3335 x113.


Individuals have the opportunity to participate in activities that interest them while encouraging health and fitness, friendships, and skill development. To learn more or register for a program please call 732-363-3335 x117.

  • Saturday Recreation (Brick, Toms River & Tuckerton) - 10-3pm
  • Club Nights (Brick & Manahawkin) - Wednesdays, 6pm
  • Spring Sandals (Brick) - Tuesdays, 6pm
  • Friday Theme Dances (Brick) - 2x Month, 6:30-9pm
  • Barnegat Dance - Fridays, 7-9pm
  • Bowling - Mondays, 4pm
    • Ocean Rollers (Brick)
    • Southern Stars (Manahawkin)

Recreation registration is submitted quarterly; Spring Sandals registration is per event. All participants must be registered with the Family Support Services Dept. before attending any activity. A current (within 2 years) Participant Information Form (PIF) must be on file to attend any recreation program.

The Arc Ocean County Chapter Recreation Program cordially invites you to the
40th Annual Formal Dinner Dance "This Is Me"

Thursday, May 17, 2018 OR Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:00pm | The Holiday Inn, Manahawkin, NJ

The cost is $60.00 per person. Please RSVP with your name, dinner companion or group home, date you will attend, and choice of prime rib, flounder bruschetta, or chicken florentine with spinach and mushrooms. Please send your RSVP and payment to The Arc Ocean County Chapter, Recreation Program, 815 Cedar Bridge Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Call Robin at 732-363-3335 x117 for more details.

Important: Everyone that attends the formal must submit payment prior to the event. Please send directly to the address above, do not send in with programs. No alcohol may be purchased at the hotel by formal guests.

Respite Care

Temporary care that provides relief for permanent care givers. It can be offered for a few hours, a weekend or overnight. The Arc screens and trains respite providers so families can utilize this program knowing their family member is properly cared for.

Self-Hired Respite allows families with children to use the care giver of their choice to provide respite care.  Families are reimbursed as the Department of Children and Families contract allows.

Support Coordination

As a Support Coordination agency we facilitate charting the path to the desired outcomes, work in partnership as a team, coordinate supports and monitor the progress to a successful and meaningful life. We provide support for Monmouth & Atlantic counties. Call 732-363-3335 x113 for more information.

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