National PLAN Alliance


About Us 

PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) programs were founded to assist families in planning for the future care of loved ones with lifelong disabilities. Established as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization in 1997, the National PLAN Alliance is the umbrella organization for 18 PLAN affiliates in 22 states. The NPA Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer and staff leaders as well as family members representing the 22 affiliates. The goal of the NPA is to have at least one PLAN program in each state.

NPA provides a variety of vital support services to existing and new programs, such as program and board development, feasibility surveys, fund raising, marketing, conferences and strategic planning assistance to its affiliate PLAN programs.

The NPA and its affiliate PLAN programs have partnerships with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, ARC, the Mental Health Association and UCP as well as the John Kitchen Special Needs Center.

Pooled Trusts are operated by PLAN programs in thirteen states providing the following services to families and beneficiaries:

  • Trust administration

  • Distribution of funds

  • Coordination of trust goals with trust resources

  • Trust asset management

  • Timely reporting

  • Support Services for beneficiaries

Pooled Trusts are operated by:
PLAN of California – Proxy Parent Foundation
Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities
The Special Needs Trust Network of Colorado
PLAN of Connecticut
Delaware CarePlan, Inc.
ARCare of Kansas
Community Trust, The Jewish Board in Brooklyn
Life Plan Trust, Inc. of North Carolina
PLAN of Massachucetts and Rhode Island
Enhanced Life Options of New Hampshire
PLAN of New Jersey
Enhanced Life Options of Vermont



 The National PLAN Alliance (NPA) is the only non-profit organization in America dedicated solely to meeting the planning needs of families with adult children having lifelong disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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