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.
What the Friends are saying:
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.
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.
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.
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!
By: Lauren B. Zook I often think about a tour I gave a few years ago to a local developer. Upon his arrival to the FLC house he was happily greeted...
By Heather Dawn, Visual Arts Specialist Each week for the past seven months, Lauren has met with Friends Life Community Visual Arts Specialist...
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?...
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.