Independent living & assistance
Centers for Independent Living
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.
T.A.R.P Inc. Center for Independent Living
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 Center for Independent Living
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
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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
Family To Family Adult Care Service
Bartlett, TN - Family to Family Adult Care Service provides adult respite care for individuals 18 years and older along with various other services.
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.
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.
Transportation & Access
Chattanooga, TN - CARTA Care-a-Van Service offers transportation services for Chattanooga area by reservation only.
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.
Ashland City, TN - Cheatham County Rural Public Transportation offers accessible transportation for Cheatham county residents. Reservations only.
Nashville, TN - The Regional Transportation Authority offers accessible transportation and ride-sharing services through regional bus services, vanpool, and Music City Star.
Huntsville, TN - Scott Appalachian Industries, Inc. offers community services including transportation through the DIDD (Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).
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.