The Deacon Family Fund

The Deacon Family Fund was created by a Sussex County couple who understood the importance of providing respite services to families of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Respite provides families with short-term relief from dealing with the responsibilities of dealing with the day-to-day care needs of children with diverse physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral challenges.  They may use the time to grocery shop, care for another child or aging parent, or however they need. Respite contributes to maintaining the health and well being of the entire family.

The interest from the Deacon Family Fund will be used solely to support families who include an individual with a developmental disability, who are served by SCARC, Inc, and who cannot afford to pay for respite care services.  The principle will never be invaded.

Find out more about contributing to the Deacon Family Fund

If you would like to make a contribution of cash, securities, life insurance, life income gifts, or real estate to the Deacon Family Fund or one of our other endowment funds, please contact Chris Hemmer at 973-383-7442 x260 or [email protected].

Please consult professional advisors regarding the applicability of any item listed above to your own situation. All consultations with the SCARC Foundation, Inc. will be handled in a confidential manner.