44.4. Additional Programs or Resources
Phone: (877) 426-2643
Phone: (770) 452-7958
Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can't be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care.
CHIPS, Computers for Homebound & Isolated Persons
Phone: (865) 546-6262
CHIPS trains and equips homebound persons to use e-mail and the Internet to overcome social isolation, connect with people and resources, assert more control over their own lives, and contribute to their community
Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.
Controls4Control is a program offered by Empower Tennessee, via funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, that provides individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) with financial resources to equip their personal vehicles with hand controls so that they may attain their goals for independent living.
Disability Rights Tennessee
Phone: (800) 342-1660
DRT provides services to people with disabilities across the state with numerous issues, including employment discrimination, safety in schools, abuse and neglect, and access to community resources and services.
Easter Seals Tennessee
Phone: (800) 264-0078
The mission of Easter Seals Tennessee is to create solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.
Family Voices of Tennessee
Phone: (888) 643-7811
Operates the Tennessee Family-to-Family Health Information Center for families who have children with special health care needs: disability, chronic illness, physical or mental health conditions. Their purpose is to provide training or assistance to families in navigating various service systems, including Medicaid and TennCare, SSI for Children, Title V (Children's Special Services), Early Intervention (TEIS), and other programs.
Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.
People First of Tennessee
Phone: (615) 256-8002
Tennesseans with disabilities, regardless of severity, have a friend in People First. Members advocate for themselves and others through public and private speaking, and the organization teaches self-advocacy skill to high school students with disabilities. People First also offers training in public speaking, rights and responsibilities, independent living, supported employment, and works to support legislation to help Tennesseans with disabilities.
Phone: (901) 726-6404
Contact: Deborah Cunningham
Contact: Randy ALexander
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
Tennessee AgrAbility Project
Phone: (865) 974-7266
The AgrAbility Project provides individualized services on the farm or at the work setting to help disabled individuals return to farming, the community and independent living.
Tennessee Disability Coalition
Phone: (615) 383-9442
The core purpose of the Coalition is to work for systems change and to advocate public policies that ensure every person with a disability has the freedom and opportunity to exercise individual decisions that affect his/her own life, welfare and personal dignity.
Tennessee Respite Coalition
Respite is temporary relief for caregivers and families. It is a service in which care is provided to individuals with disabilities and other special needs.
VSA arts Tennessee
Phone: (615) 826-5252
VSA arts Tennessee promotes arts, education and the creative power in people with disabilities, thereby improving the quality of life for all people in Tennessee.