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 Wert, 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.

A community to belong to

From our Nashville campus day program to nationwide virtual programs, the Friends find their place to belong.

What the friends are saying

“I like Friends Life because of Social club. I have fun making relationships.”

Keonna

Program Participant, Friend

What the friends are saying

“People don’t usually think I can do much, but the staff believe in me. I am a true leader now.”

Katie

Program Participant, Friend

What the friends are saying

“I like to exercise at Friends Life because it makes me feel strong.

Grant

Program Participant, Friend

What the friends are saying

“I like the classes and activities… my favorite class is art. I feel at home when I see my art at Friends Life.”

Natalie

Program Participant, Friend

Join our community

Join

Explore how your loved one with IDD can join our community.

Partner

Learn how your business can benefit from a community partnership.

Give

Your generosity is what makes Friends Life Community possible.

Volunteer

You can and make a hands-on difference at our Nashville campus.

The Friends are engaging their community

Art gallery

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Treat truck

The Well Coffeehouse

backyard barbeque

Edley’s Bar-B-Que

Join friend of Friends

Become a friend of the Friends, and join a community of monthly donors committed to providing opportunities and support for adults with disabilities.

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.

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