Enrich For Life

Welcome to Enrich For Life

 Mission Statement

Enrich for Life strives to improve the quality of life of higher-functioning adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through residential solutions and enrichment programs in Middle Tennessee.  Enrich classes, events and activities welcome all higher-functioning adults fulfilling our goal of inclusion, community engagement, and life-long learning.  

Enrich House at Academy Street- Tour the home!  Join the remodeling effort.  Make a donation!  Located at 1314 Academy Street, the house is within walking distance of the Williamson County Public Library and Academy Park in historic, downtown Franklin.  The home will accommodate female residents with IDD.  Residential support will be provided in collaboration with a local provider agency.  This first Enrich House will serve as a model that can be adapted to serve adults with all abilities.  

Please contact co-founders Allison Benderallison@enrichforlife.org615-397-4547, or Chris Bender, chris@enrichforlife.org, 615-636-7655 for more information.  

Current Enrich Activities & Classes
Faith Friends, Acrylic Painting Class, Bocce Ball & Unique Outings

"FAITH FRIENDS" Small Worship Group
 meets Wednesday evenings September through May from 6:15 pm until 7:35 pm at Brentwood Baptist Church. Faith Friends includes engaging Bible lessons and scripture, laughter, music, games, fun, and prayer.  Very special thanks to Faith Friends leader Cyndy Muirhead and Brentwood Baptist Church for hosting us again this year!  Please contact Allison regarding enrollment.

INCLUSIVE ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES will be held Wednesday mornings from 9 am until 11 am at Academy Park Enrichment Center in Franklin, October 2, 9, 16, 30 & November 6, 13. This class is for higher-functioning adults 22 years and older. All are welcome!  Class fees: $17 per class and a registration fee of $15 apply. Email Allison at allison@enrichforlife.org.

BOCCE BALL! Everyone is welcome to play Bocce Ball on Thursday mornings from 9 am until 10:30 am May - October. We have a great time! Cost per player.

SUMMERTIME BOWLING! Inclusive bowling for adults 22 years and older will be held again Tuesdays, 3 pm to 4:30 pm, May - August at Franklin Family Entertainment Center. Cost per bowler.  Email or call Allison Bender for details.  All are welcome!

Areas of Support

  • Advocate for local residential services for higher-functioning adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Create alternatives for supported, independent living, provide guidance regarding appropriate housing models, and share tools to minimize out-of-pocket costs for families.
  •  Develop continuing adult activities, education and personal development opportunities including Faith Friends, bowling, bocce, art classes, movies, dining out and group outings.
  • Promote good-health including nutrition awareness, exercise,  participation in Special Olympics and other sports activities.
  • Encourage Spiritual Development through Faith Friends small worship group, attending concerts and special events during Christmas, Easter and throughout the year and engagement with the church community.

Donate to Enrich for Life online through this secure link.

Enrich for Life, is a Department of ACT Int'l, a local 501(c) organization supporting innovative programs dedicated to transforming lives and communities here and around the world since 1982.

Mail contributions to: ACT Int'l, Enrich for Life, P.O. Box 1649, Brentwood, TN 37024-1649 

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