Families Connected

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all Families Connected in-person events are canceled until further notice. Families Connected will continue to ensure families have access to resources and that they are able to support each other virtually during this time. Join Families Connected by searching for The Arc Families Connected on Facebook and ask to join the private group. Families Connected will continue to host virtual events; contact Nancy Berge for more information.  


Sometimes having another person to talk to who is walking the same journey is what parents need most. Families Connected helps families who are raising a child (birth to 18 years) with a disability.


Families Connected helps:

  • Connect parents with other parents so they feel less alone
  • Provide resources and trainings and fun family events
  • Families value full inclusion and high expectations
  • Communities be more welcoming and accessible for families experiencing disability


From the mountains to the sandy dunes of the coast, Families Connected supports families throughout Lane County. Parent groups meet regularly in Florence, Eugene, Springfield and Junction City. Families Connected also has a group of Spanish-speaking families that meets regularly, called Familias en Conexión.


Families Connected is a member of the Oregon Consortium of Family Networks.


Discover how you can get connected with other families for support, camaraderie and friendship. To learn more, email Nancy Berge, Families Connected Program Manager, or call 541-343-5256 ext. 100.