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Mission Statement

The mission of Friends Life is love our adult Friends with developmental disabilities and to support them in fulfilling their God-given potential as they explore, enjoy and contribute to our community and as we experience Friends Life together.

Friends Life is dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults with disabilities in Davidson County.


Friends Life exists to provide a community for our Friends that enables them to live full and productive lives, participate meaningfully in the community around them and grow in their relationships with one another. Friends Life focuses on providing life-long learning experiences, creating opportunities for work and service, and promoting a lifestyle of health and wellness. These core areas are expressed through the incorporating of our overall organizational values of independence, community, relationships and integrity.

For a person with a disability, "community" can be difficult to find. Friends Life is dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults with disabilities; many of whom feel set apart from the rest of their community. To experience community, these young adults needa place to go where they can be active, involved, develop healthy relationships, and be supported as they interact with their peers and others in the community. They need a place that creates opportunities for work and learning experiences; a place that they can belong to and be able to cultivate friendships; a place that allows them to not be isolated, a place that provides the structure for an ordinary life to happen.\

At Friends Life, our Friends experience community, perhaps for the first time in their lives, and are immersed in love, laughter and relationships. Life at its fullest...in community with those around them.



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