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Open Enrollment for the Tennessee Family Support Program

Effective July 1, 2015 the Tennessee Family Support Program will begin an open enrollment for eligible families. The Family Support Program general purpose is defined as followed:

The primary purpose of the program is to support

  • Families who have school-aged or younger children with severe disabilities

  • Adults with severe disabilities who choose to live with their families

  • Adults with severe disabilities not supported by other residential programs funded by state or federal funds

Services can include but are not limited to: Respite care, day care services, home modifications, equipment, supplies, personal assistance, transportation, homemaker services, housing costs, health-related needs, nursing and counseling.

Current participants receiving funds, as well as individuals on the wait list or new applicants must reapply annually. With this new procedure the door is now open for all eligible families to receive assistance, if funding is available. If you know families who might be eligible or are currently receiving services please ask them to contact the agencies that provide family support assistance in their particular area.

Click here for the guidelines for additional information.. Families may call the numbers listed for applications and more information.

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