Enrich for Life connects higher-functioning adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to each other and to the supports they need improvidng their daily lives. Exploring community-based housing. Offering inclusive enrichment programs, on-going activities, special outings, and events.
Contact co-founders Allison or Chris Bender to learn more. Email, call, or text!
Inclusive bowling for adults 22 years and older is held on Tuesdays, May through August, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Franklin Family Entertainment Center. $8 per week includes bowing ball, shoes. Email or call Allison Bender for details.
*Fall bowling dates for Williamson County Parks & Rec Therapeutic Bowling, Tuesdays, 3pm to 4:30 pm, September 13 to November 29. (No bowling Oct 11, Nov 8, or 22).
*Winter Parks & Rec bolwing dates TBA.
Inclusive Bocce Ball for adults 22 years and older, Fridays, May 27 to September 16, 9:15am to 10:30am located at 1314 Academy Street, Franklin (across from Academy Park Gym). $5 per week. Email or call Allison Bender for details.
This inclusive Small Worship Group meets on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. September 14- May 10.
Participants enjoy engaging Bible lessons, scripture, games, music, laughter, prayer, and surprises!
Contact Allison for details and registration.
Arrive between 6:15pm and 6:30 pm. Friends should be dropped off by The Rowan Glenn Center to use the Church Building Entrance F. Cyndy, Jenna, and/or Allison will greet all participants.
We'll meet in in Room 2140 upstairs in the church - the same room we used a few years ago! So many thanks to our marvelous volunteers - leader, Cyndy Muirhead and Jenna Southerland!!
Very special thanks to Fourth Avenue Church of Christ for hosting our meetings this summer!
Inclusive acrylic painting classes are designed for higher-functioning adults, ages 22 and older. Instructor Pam Irvin is fantastic, and so is the artwork created by our student artists! All are welcome! Class fees: $18 per class, and a registration fee of $15 apply. Email Allison for more details at Allison@enrichforlife.org. Upcoming classes will be announced.
Community-based social activities and educational outings are also planned throughout the year.
Enrich House at Academy Street- Volunteer to 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 adapted to serve adults with all abilities.
Advocate for local residential services for higher-functioning adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Create alternatives for supported, independent living, guide 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 through higher nutrition awareness and making exercise fun with sports activities offered by Enrich, local parks and recreation center, Special Olympics, and other local non-profits.
Encourage Spiritual Development through our Faith Friends Small Worship Group, attending concerts and special events during Christmas, Easter, and throughout the year, and engagement with the church community.
Enrich for Life is a Department of ACT Int'l, a local 501(c) organization dedicated to transforming individual lives and communities.
Mail contributions to ACT Int'l, Enrich for Life, P.O. Box 1649, Brentwood, TN 37024-1649.