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 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 local agencies.  This first Enrich House will serve as a model for additional homes 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.  

Join us for Bocce Ball  - We play Wednesday mornings beginning at 9:45am at the Academy Park Enrichment Center
!  Please email Allison.

BOWLING - Last day this summer, August 28!  Unified bowling with Enrich will begin again Tuesdays, May - August, 2019, 3 pm - 4:30 pm at Franklin Family Entertainment Center.  Bowl on Tuesdays with Williamson County Rec Center's Therapeutic Program September - April.  Email or call Allison for details. 

Enrich for Life Small Worship Group - "Faith Friends" meets Wednesdays 6:00 pm -7:30 pm at Brentwood Baptist Church (BBC) beginning September 12!!  This inter-denominational group has been meeting since September, 2014!  Faith Friends meetings are filled reading engaging lessons and scripture, laughter, music, games, fun, and prayer.  Very special thanks to Faith Friends' leader Cyndy Muirhead and to Brentwood Baptist Church for hosting Faith Friends again this year!  Faith Friends participants should arrive at 6 pm. At 6:15 pm, we enjoy live contemporary Christian music in Haney Hall. At 6:40 pm and move to our new classroom - Room 2126 - on the second floor - from 6:45 pm-7:30 pm.

reas 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 housing models, and share tools that are available to minimize out-of-pocket costs for families.
  •  Develop continuing adult education and personal development opportunities including social skills workshops, reading classes, art classes, and community events.
  • Promote good-health including through nutrition awareness, exercise, meal planning, participation in Special Olympics and other sports activities.
  • Encourage Spiritual Development through Faith Friends small worship group, engagement with the church community, concerts, other special events, and field trips.

Enrich for Life is working with community partners to expand residential choices for adults with IDD, to increase fitness and wellness options, to facilitate ongoing adult education classes, and greater opportunities for personal and spiritual development. 

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 artistic and 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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