The mission of the Northern Nevada R.A.V.E. Family Foundation (RAVE-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 NNRFF, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, accomplishes this by training youth volunteers to care for these exceptional children and by providing vouchers for families to choose appropriate respite options. The NNRFF was named “Agency of the Year, 2009” by the Human Services Network, and “Outstanding Program, 2009” by the CAN-Prevent Task Force for the Kristine Nagy-Johnson Awards. 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).