Everyone Deserves a Place to Belong.

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

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Threads of Identity

Threads of Identity is a collection of 35 fabric flags designed by FLC artists as windows into their identity.

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.

Through our Day Program, Virtual Classes, Social Club, Career Coaching, and Life Coaching, adults with IDD have a place to belong and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

What the Friends are saying:

Programs

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.

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Life Skills

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.

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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.

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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!

Join us for the Spring Market!

Join us for the Spring Market!

By: Heather Dawn, Visual Arts Specialist   **The Spring Market will happen, rain or shine. It will be held outdoors, weather permitting, or...

What We Learned From Temple Grandin

What We Learned From Temple Grandin

By Patsy Webb, M.A.Ed.S., and FLC Career Coach  Generations of people across the world now have a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder...

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.