We Value the Individual

You want to make the best choice of services for the intellectually disabled adult you are responsible for. That’s why Group Effort recommends a face-to-face meeting to begin personal evaluation. We want each adult in our program to receive the maximum benefits based on his or her specific needs and goals. That comes from creating a support plan that is customized to fit the person rather than making the person fit the category.

Group Effort encourages the greatest possible independence for adults with intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to help them become members of the community through employment when possible and social interaction. We want these adults to gain a sense of fulfillment and self-worth through their contributions to society.

Group Effort encourages the greatest possible independence for adults with intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to help them become members of the community through employment when possible and social interaction. We want these adults to gain a sense of fulfillment and self-worth through their contributions to society.

Group Effort of Tennessee - Day Support

Day Support (Community Based)

Adults who tend to be more challenging and require a higher level of supervision.

Primary Goal: Provide supervision according to requirements of support plans or as requested by an individual’s family. We focus on quality of care with round-the-clock support by a minimum of one staff member, or more in certain circumstances. The Group Effort Team also offers Personal Assistance (PA) on a daytime basis in addition to the 24-hour service.

Typical Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Group Effort of Tennessee - Supported Living (Shirt Model)

Supported Living (Shift Model)

For Individuals who require a higher level of supervision

Primary Goal: Provide around the clock staff for those individuals who face challenges such as behavioral issues, safety risk or health related aliments. Our supported living program provides at a minimum one staff member who is awake at all times and present day and night. Based on the needs of the individual(s) being supported more then one staff person can be assigned.

Typical Hours: 24/7

Group Effort of Tennessee - Personal Assistance

Personal Assistance

Adults residing in a family home.

Primary Goal: Provide assistance in personal care as needed to residents of Middle Tennessee.

Typical Hours: Scheduled as needed by the individual’s support circle.

Group Effort of Tennessee - Supported Employment

Supported Employment

Adults who are seeking employment

Primary Goal: Help the individual find appropriate work and provide support when he or she is hired. In order to successfully maintain employment, a staff member may work alongside the employee for the entire shift or act in a “follow along” role to assist as needed.

Typical Hours: Hourly increments as approved.

Group Effort of Tennessee - Respite Services

Respite Services

Adults needing temporary residential services, those in crisis or awaiting permanent housing.

Primary Goal: Provide interim residential care and/or help stabilize the crisis situation, train individual on crisis management, self-recognition of triggers and intervention methods.

Typical Hours: 24-hour support