NEW: Virtual Classes
We offer a number of enriching and empowering virtual classes. Check out our Virtual Master Class series!
A Place to Belong
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often require additional assistance and support outside of their immediate families. They received support through the public school system as youths, but now as adults, that option does not exist. Friends Life Community (FLC) gives them the opportunities and support they require and deserve.
Make a Difference.
“People don’t usually think I can do much, but the staff believe in me. I am a true leader now.”
Program Participant, Friend
Friends Life Community provides three core program offerings: Life Skills, Advocacy Through the Arts, and Service Learning & Employment. These programs stem directly from our three missional areas to empower adults with disabilities to develop socially, grow personally, and enjoy community.
You can learn more about our programs and their impact below.
From cooking workshops to communications classes, Friends gain the confidence to become more independent at home, at work, and in the community through the Life Skills program at Friends Life Community.
Advocacy Through the Arts
Advocacy Through the Arts incorporates both visual and performing arts to help Friends build skills in three main areas: self-advocacy, self-expression, and confidence.
Service Learning & Employment
Through Service Learning, Friends volunteer throughout the Nashville community, building valuable employment skills and sharing their talents and time with local nonprofits.
Blog Posts & Events
From backyard barbeques to red carpet movie premieres, we’ve always got something fun happening over here. Check out our upcoming events and come join us!
By Patsy Webb, M.A.Ed.S., and Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) “When we all do better, we all do better.” So goes the quote...
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To create an opportunity for teenagers and adults with disabilities to develop socially, grow personally, and enjoy community as they experience life together.
As a certified 501(c)3, Friends Life Community empowers each participant to live as independently as possible as they age out of high school and other traditional support programs. Through continuing education and job training, we provide our Friends with every opportunity to achieve their full potential and discover their place within the community and the world.