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Family to Family Network

The Family to Family Network (FtoFN) is a statewide parent support network run by volunteers. It is designed to educate, strengthen, and support families of persons with disabilities, especially those who are on the waiting list or are in services with the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD). Network leaders are parents of individuals with special needs and link families to local resources, services, and disability-friendly events. The FtoFN is a project of the Utah Parent Center.

They can help you by providing:

  • support through local meetings, either in-person or online
  • information and referral
  • family to family support
  • tips on how to advocate for your family
  • help to families who qualify or may be eligible for services from DSPD, and help to understand programs and services and how to work with service providers and support coordinators
  • training on choosing or changing your support coordinator.

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For more information about the FtoFN, please email

The FtoFN is a statewide organization; however, we do have local support groups in the following areas:

Box Elder County
Leaders: Teresa Turner,
Leandra McFarlane,
Facebook: Box Elder County Family to Family Network
Box Elder County Resource List

Cache County
Leaders: Lora Meerdo,
Wendy Kunz,
Facebook: Cache County Family to Family Network
Cache County Resource List

Carbon/Emery County
Leaders: Darrelyn Davis and Phyllis Weber, email:
Facebook: Carbon/Emery County Family to Family Network

Davis County
Leaders: Karen Anderson,
Becky Hales,
Facebook: Davis County Family to Family Network
Davis County Resource List
Davis County Mental Health Resource List

Duchesne County
Leaders: Dana Ross,
Christie Rhoades,
Facebook: Duchesne County Family to Family Network

Iron County
Leader: Amy Bates,
Facebook: Iron County Family to Family Network
FtoFN Iron County Resource List

Salt Lake County
Leaders: Kris Hansen,
Jessica Norby,
Facebook: Salt Lake County Family to Family Network

East Utah County
Leaders: Paige Albrecht,
Selena Harris,
Facebook: East Utah County Family to Family Network

West Utah County
Leaders: Jodi Hansen,
Tristin West,
Facebook: West Utah County Family to Family Network
West Utah County Resource List

Washington County
Leader: Ginger West,
Facebook: Washington County Family to Family Network
Washington County Resource List

Additional Local Area Resource Lists

Beaver County Resource List
Blanding San Juan County Resource List
Grand County Resource List
Sevier County Resource List
Wendover Resources List

New to DSPD? Need help choosing a support coordinator, or understanding what a support coordinator does?

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