The mission of the Northern Nevada R.A.V.E. Family Foundation (R.A.V.E.-an acronym for Respite And Volunteer Experiences) is to improve the well-being of Nevada families by providing respite to families caring for young children and adult family members with special needs. The Northern Nevada R.A.V.E. Family Foundation (NNRFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, accomplishes this by training youth volunteers to care for these exceptional children. The NNRFF operates the only center-based program in Washoe County that offers respite care for families caring for young children with disabilities and/or special needs (2007 Assessment of Nevada’s Child Abuse Prevention Services). The NNRFF currently has three respite programs available in order to accomplish this mission.