Nashville, TN 37217
Mid-TN Supported Living, Inc. improves the quality of life for people with Intellectual and related disabilities by honoring choice, providing opportunities to experience valued community lifestyles, and showing respect for each individual's unique needs.
In the late 80's a group of parents from The Arc of Davidson County began thinking about supported living for their sons and daughters. They envisioned something quite different than what was available at the time. With support from The Arc they were able to secure grant monies to begin a supported living pilot project with the intention of spinning off a separate non-profit agency. They formed a Board consisting primarily of family members and created a small agency. Mid-TN Supported Living, Inc. was incorporated in July, 1997. Since that date we have grown to providing Supported Living Services to 28 adults with developmental disabilities. In 1999 we clearly recognized that there was a growing number of people with disabilities and their families wanting the kind of person-centered supports Mid-TN was providing. The agency made a commitment to replicate itself and mentored the development of Cumberland Community Options, Inc.
Mid-TN Supported Living, Inc. is committed to assisting adults with severe developmental disabilities to be fully included, contributing members of their communities. In order to meet the unique needs and dreams of each person who looks to us for assistance we provide individualized supports and services. We plan to continue to promote employment and home ownership opportunities for those customers who are interested. We are excited that over 40% of the people we support are employed and 32% have become home owners. In July 2016 we also became a provider under the new Employment and Community First (ECF) Waiver, now allowing us to provide services to persons through any of the 3 MCOs within Tennessee.
Many of the persons our agency supports live on a very limited Social Security check. They can not afford many personal items beyond basic needs such as housing, food and medications. Donations are needed to assist us in ensuring other basic needs such as clothing, home repairs etc.. can be provided.
Mid-TN Supported Living, Inc. is a small non-profit agency in Nashville, TN. We provide a wide array of supports and services to individuals with disabilities, which include Supported Living, Personal Assistance, and Supported Employment. Mid-TN Supported Living is committed to providing person-centered supports and services.We believe: o People with developmental disabilities have the same basic needs, hopes, and dreams as people without disabilities. o Everything is negotiable as long as it is healthy, safe, and legal. o No decision should be made on behalf of people supported without including them, their families, and other important people in their lives. o We must listen to the people looking to us for supports regarding how they want to live. It is our responsibility to then figure out how to support what's important to each person within the framework of health and safety. o People receiving supports will only get what's important to them to the degree that the people providing them support get what's important to them. (Companions MUST be supported!) o Creating and nurturing a culture of respect, trust, and partnership is vital to our success. o Staying small and using a flat management approach (absence of multiple layers of management) is cost effective, promotes good communication and allows us to be responsive to the sense of urgency felt by people supported.
|Primary Category:||Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers|
|Secondary Category:||Housing, Shelter - Single Organization Support|
|Tertiary Category:||Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement|
We provide services to person in Nashville (Davidson County)
|TN - Davidson|