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Centers for Independent Living (CIL) are community-based, non-profit agencies designed and operated within a community by persons with disabilities and provides various independent living resources. 

Paris, TN - T.A.R.P provides advocacy support,  independent living skills training, peer support, and transition services to persons with disabilities. They provide services to the following counties: Benton, Dickson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Stewart, Weakley 

Jackson, TN - The Jackson CIL offers supports in advocacy, ​skills training, peer counseling, equipment resources, referral info, transition services, Deaf and hard of hearing services, and home modifications for persons with disabilities. They offer services to the following counties: Madison, Crockett, Gibson, Carroll, Henderson, Chester, Haywood, Hardin

Memphis, TN - The Memphis CIL provides services in technology, advocacy, ​skills training, peer supports,  referral info, transition services, and accessible housing for individuals with disabilities. They support ounties supported: Shelby

Nashville, TN - Empower TN offers supports in technology, Braille, advocacy, employment, peer support, accessibility, and transition services for persons with disabilities. They also serve the following counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson, Williamson.

Knoxville, TN - disABILITY serves Knox county and provides services in transition, employment, housing, advocacy, and ​independent living skills training among others for people with disabilities.

Tri-State Resource and Advocacy Corp (TRAC) 

Chattanooga, TN - TRAC offers supports in advocacy training, ​job readiness training, peer supports, and transition services. They also support the following counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie.

In-Home Assistance

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(901) 327-2473

Memphis, TN - The Arc Mid South is a non-profit organization providing personal assistance to individuals with intellectual and other disabilities as well as a variety of other programs such as job training and adult literacy. 


Locations: Chattanooga; Collierville; Knoxville, TN - BrightStar Care offers non-medical personal assistance services including the following: bathing & hygiene, dressing & grooming, meal preparation, errands, light housekeeping, and respite care. 

Nashville, TN - Centennial Adultcare Center provides a full range of services including stimulating social environments for individuals and respite care for family members and caregivers. 

Murfreesboro, TN - Chapel Home Care offers a wide variety of non-medical services in- home to individuals 18 years or older. 

Murfreesboro, TN - Charis Hearts, Inc. provides residential support, personal care assistance, respite care, and community based day service for adults with disabilities.

Nashville, TN - D&S Community Services is a private health organization that provides a variety of in-home assistance to individuals with disabilities ages 18 or older. 

Brentwood, TN - Easterseals of Tennessee offers personal assistance services and provides families with one-to-one support that increases a participant's skill base to optimize their personal and social competency in order to live successfully in the community.

(615) 269-8687

Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Respite Coalition offers personal assistance services and provides families with one-to-one support that increases a participant's skill base to optimize their personal and social competency in order to live successfully in the community.

Nashville, TN - Elk Valley Health Services provides private one-on-one assistance for individuals of all ages, all across the state of TN. 

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Respite Care

Mt. Juliet, TN - All Ways Home Caring HomeCare provides in-home personal assistance care for individuals 13 years or older. 

D&S Community Services, Inc.

Locations: Chattanooga; Cookeville; Greeneville; Jackson; Knoxville; Maryville; Memphis; Nashville, TN - D & S Community Services offers a variety of services including respite care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

BrightStar of Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN - BrightStar of Chattanooga offers non-medical personal assistance services and respite care for family members of persons with disabilities. 

Family To Family Adult Care Service

(901) 337-2596

Bartlett, TN - Family to Family Adult Care Service provides adult respite care for individuals 18 years and older along with various other services. 

Online Resource

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center offers a search engine to locate respite care services as well as respite care funding options in every state.

Locations: Memphis; Jackson; Clarksville; Brentwood; Knoxville; Chattanooga; Greeneville; Johnson City, TN - Maxim Healthcare Services is a home health company that offers in-home private duty nursing and respite care.

Nashville, TN - Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency is a social service agency that offers a variety of services including companion/ respite care services for individuals of all ages. 

Murfreesboro, TN - Pauline and Thomas Healthcare is a non-profit agency providing a number of different services including respite care for ages 22 and older. 

Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Respite Coalition is a non-profit advocacy organization that provides relief to family caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of providing ongoing care for loved ones. Their services include a statewide respite help line, family-directed voucher program, and senior companion program.

Franklin, TN - Waves, Inc. is a community-based organization providing respite and personal care to individuals 22 years and older. 

Transportation & Access


Hohenwald, TN - Buffalo Valley Inc. offers affordable transportation services for individuals 18 years or older. 

Bristol, TN - Bristol Tennessee Transit System provides accessible transportation by reservations only. 

Chattanooga, TN - CARTA Care-a-Van Service offers transportation services for Chattanooga area by reservation only.

Covington, TN - Delta RHA provides accessible transportation by reservations only. 

Murfreesboro, TN - The City of Murfreesboro offers an accessible, fixed public transportation route for its residents.  

Knoxville, TN - The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency provides accessible transportation by reservations only. 

Franklin, TN - The Frankin Transit Authority offers accessible transportation by reservations only. Seniors and individuals with disabilities are eligible for discounts. 

(800) 281-4423

Asheville, NC - Ilderton Conversion Company is a full service mobility company that provides modifications to vehicles as well as rentable vans, power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, and scooters.

Memphis, TN -  The Independent Transportation Network provides pre-paid transportation service for individuals with visual impairments and senior citizens. 

(865) 637-3000

Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Area Transport Lift provides accessible transportation by reservations only. 

(615) 792-7242

Ashland City, TN - Cheatham County Rural Public Transportation offers accessible transportation for Cheatham county residents. Reservations only. 

Jackson, TN - MyRide West TN offers a fee-based membership transportation program for individuals 60 years or older. 

Maryville, TN - Personal Care Choices provides private transportation services for qualifying individuals. 

(615) 880-3596

Nashville, TN - The Regional Transportation Authority offers accessible transportation and ride-sharing services through regional bus services, vanpool, and Music City Star.

(423) 663-9300

Huntsville, TN - Scott Appalachian Industries, Inc. offers community services including transportation through the DIDD (Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). 

(866) 405-0238

Memphis, TN - Tennessee Carriers Transportation offers non-emergency medical transportation services.

(901) 382-7676

Memphis, TN - Vans to Go provides rentable, accessible vans. They also have accessible vans available for purchase. 

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Financial Assistance

Clinton, TN - Anderson County Community Action Commission offers financial assistance for utilities for all of Anderson County (excluding Oak Ridge Residents), and medication assistance once a year.

Tracy City, TN - Appalachia Women's Guild provides assistance such as canned goods, basic house hold items, clothing, and many others to community members in the Tray City area. 

Nashville, TN - Catholic Charities of TN is a non-profit agency that provides services such as case management, referral services, family assistance, including distribution of food, and diaper assistance, as well as, temporary emergency financial assistance.

Somerville, TN - Fayette Cares is a social service agency that offers services such as rent and utility funding, emergency food, clothing, house wares and school supplies, along with many others. 

Gallatin, TN - Gallatin C.A.R.E.S. is a social service agency that serves all ages with support in providing food, clothing, and small financial assistance. 

Locations: Knoxville; Chattanooga; Nashville; Memphis, TN - Ladies of Charity is a faith-based social service agency that provides emergency food, rent and utility assistance to residents within each location county. 

Memphis, TN - MIFA is a social service agency that offers financial assistance and food support to those in need.

Nashville, TN - Rooftop Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers living financial support to individuals who are experiencing hardships. 

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