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.
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.
News & 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: 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...
By: Michael Aldrich (@michaelwaldrich)
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.
By: Waverly Ann Harris One of our favorite sayings at Friends Life Community, particularly in trainings, is “Don’t over think it.” It is easy to get...