Did you know
we call our residents with developmental disabilities “friends”? Did you know we have begun integrating older adults into our Friendship Houses, in addition to friends and graduate students? Did you know that we partner with Neighborhood Health to offer medical, dental, emotional and women’s care at $25 a visit or less? Did you know we offer weekly life skills classes to our residents and individuals on our waiting list? Did you know that the parents of our resident friends formed a group that meets monthly to offer support and resources to each other? Did you know . . .
of our friends have jobs and/or volunteer
compared to a 17% employment rate in Tennessee for those with developmental disabilities.
individuals in need of affordable housing are served
in 3 Friendship Houses: 20 friends, 22 graduate students and 8 older adults.
new friendship houses
are scheduled to open in 2020 and 2021.