Established in 1978, Durham Association for Family Resources and Support (DAFRS) was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1982. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected by a membership of families, volunteers and interested citizens.

DAFRS provides short term family respite in individuals homes as well as in our supported respite home for people with intellectual disabilities. We provide education to raise public awareness of the needs and capabilities of people with developmental disabilities. We broker funds received on behalf of individuals from government agencies which allow individuals to live their life plan. We provide programs to support family leadership through networking and development of family groups.

Board of Directors

Chair of the Board
Sarah Netley

Vice Chair
Christine Hewitt


Lawrence Rubin

Valentina Body

Narmantha Thayananthan

Janice Munroe

Kashauna Bailey

Pamela Deveaux

Khalid Elhasumi

Reports, Bylaws & Policies

Articles from the 2017 Annual General Meeting