The Path to Home

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People with disabilities, particularly those with a serious mental illness, are disproportionately likely to experience homelessness.  According to the World Population Review, Tennessee’s homeless population is 7,256, which is approximately .10% of the state’s population, ranking Tennessee 18th in the U.S. Of those, the National Association of County and City Health Officials – Homelessness Among… Read more The Path to Home

Home for the Holidays at Our Place

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The holidays look different at each of our Friendship Houses. Our Place Nashville empowers adults with developmental disabilities by providing homes that are affordable in inclusive communities.  We call these homes Friendship Houses.  They have names.  Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt I and Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt II are both apartment buildings; FH1 has… Read more Home for the Holidays at Our Place

Housing 4-1-1

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Making Home Accessible VCRM to Identify Housing: The creation and implementation of a Virtual Community Resource Map (VCRM) can be a useful support to engage in identifying housing options for a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One component of developing a VCRM is to identify individual-specific goals that can be achieved by visiting and… Read more Housing 4-1-1

CALL PATHFINDER – Lists Worth Checking Twice: Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting Lists

Caller: I am 45 years old, I receive SSDI, and I am too old to be sleeping on my son’s couch.  He lives in Union City, and I would like to stay fairly close. How do I get a housing choice voucher? If I get a voucher, where can I look for places that accept… Read more CALL PATHFINDER – Lists Worth Checking Twice: Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting Lists

Home for the Holidays Events – December 2022

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Celebrating the holidays with family and friends or even alone can bring you such joy. Celebrating the holidays of different cultures can bring joy to others.  We acknowledge the diversity in cultures, heritage, and celebrations of traditions in our communities and share the joy in all celebrations.  Happy Holidays to each and every one of… Read more Home for the Holidays Events – December 2022

The Compass: Holiday Resources Special Edition

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November begins the fall and winter holiday celebrations, and holidays can be so much fun for you and your loved ones.  There’s lots of traveling, eating, and shopping to be done. The holidays bring a sense of warmth and hearty laughter amongst family and friends. Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping, and Friendsgivings bring lasting memories and… Read more The Compass: Holiday Resources Special Edition

The Call: Answering the “How?” Question – An Insider’s View to a Resource: Pathfinder’s Information & Referral Program

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November begins the busy holiday season and planning for the holidays.  Whether it’s medicines or devices for travel, childcare or assisted care during work breaks, or having equal access to travel attractions, people are often in dire need of assistance during the holidays thus prompting searches for resources that may help. This is where the… Read more The Call: Answering the “How?” Question – An Insider’s View to a Resource: Pathfinder’s Information & Referral Program

Innovating to Bridge the Neurodiversity Employment Gap

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Each October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month there is a focus in the U.S. to commemorate the impact that people with disabilities make in workplaces.  At The Precisionists, we value the amazing work and contributions our neurodiverse workforce is delivering all year long. Much has changed in the workplace over the past few years… Read more Innovating to Bridge the Neurodiversity Employment Gap

WorkAbleTN: Meet Us Again for the First Time

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You may recognize WorkAbleTN, by our former name: Benefits to Work. For over 20 years, the Benefits to Work team has shown Tennesseans with disabilities how they can earn more money, take the fear out of the benefits process, and replace that fear with workable solutions. Since 2000, the counselors at Benefits to Work have… Read more WorkAbleTN: Meet Us Again for the First Time