BBQ and Bluegrass Bash {in your backyard}

Join us September 26th for the third annual BBQ, featuring Jason Isbell, Dalton Domino, Secret Sisters, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Friends!

Everyone Deserves a Place to Belong.

Friends Life provides support for adults with developmental disabilities. Your support makes this possible.

Virtual Class Offerings

We offer a number of enriching and empowering virtual classes that help adults with developmental disabilities develop socially, grow personally, and enjoy community.

View the current art show

Passionately Tender

When we are able to communicate honestly from our hearts and through our passions, we create a safe haven for ourselves and for others.



We offer a number of enriching and empowering classes, such as our Virtual Master Class series!

Our Mission

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.

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


Advocacy Through the Arts

Advocacy Through the Arts uses visual and performing arts to build three main skill 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.

Life Skills

Individuals gain the confidence to become more independent at home, at work, and in the community through the Life Skills program at Friends Life Community.

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!

Vision 2020

By: Waverly Ann Harris, Executive Director Closing out the decade and entering a new one is an exciting time for the Friends and team at Friends...

3 Ways the Friends are Leading Us Through Covid-19

3 Ways the Friends are Leading Us Through Covid-19

During this time of trial, we have all experienced the stress of being under pressure and as a result, we have been face to face with our best and worst selves. We have also witnessed what others are made of.