Everyone Deserves a Place to Belong.

Friends Life provides support for adults with developmental disabilities.

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

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.

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!

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...

Program Update

Program Update

Two and a half weeks are in the books for our new virtual-Friends Life Community.  I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you, how our program...

Establishing a Routine at Home

Establishing a Routine at Home

By: Olivia Moore, Director of Programs As we all learn to navigate outside of our normal routines, the Friends may have a harder time with the...