Everyone deserves a place to belong.
Providing opportunities for teenagers and adults with developmental disabilities to grow personally, develop socially, and be active members of the community
We didn’t realize just how important Friends Life Community is to our family’s wellbeing until it was forced to close last spring due to the pandemic. Anna Claire lost interest in practically everything, and she even lost weight. As soon as she was able to attend sessions again, if even for only one hour a day, her outlook on life improved 100%. She immediately regained her appetite, and her normal, cheerful demeanor returned. The opportunity to interact with her friends at Friends Life Community is a vital part of Anna Claire’s life, and we are so thankful for it.
Ann and Tad, FLC parents
Programs designed to bring out their best
Moments to shine
Advocacy Through the Arts uses the power of creativity to enable self-advocacy, self-expression, and confidence.
Opportunities to achieve
Dream > Grow > Achieve empowers individuals to gain life skills and employment skills as they pursue their personal goals.
Community to belong
From our Nashville campus day program to nationwide virtual programs, the Friends find their place to belong.
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News & Events
From backyard barbecues 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, M.S.Ed. When was the last time you cried during a movie? What about it evoked such emotion that you were moved to tears?...
By Patsy Webb, M.A.Ed.S., C.E.S.P., Program Director: Dream, Grow, Achieve The Friends are extremely excited about their Treat Truck! Going into the...
“This is a fun story and really pretty doable for someone with the energy to make it happen. What a great idea to have an ice cream truck that...