Parent To Parent of NYS


How long do parents serve as Support Parents?

When we contact a volunteer Support Parent about providing support for another family, we first ask them if they are able to provide support at this time. A Support Parent can simply answer "No" and we will not ask any further questions. We can temporarily remove a Support Parent from our active list until they let us know they are again ready to support other parents. Likewise, we will permanently remove any Support Parent from our active files as soon as the parent requests us to do so.

We do not require volunteers to serve any particular length of time. We are a network of families of individuals with disabilities or other special needs and because of this each of us, volunteers and staff, have to attend to our family's needs first and foremost.

If you would like to become a Support Parent, please complete our Support Parent Family Information Form