Family Support Program

If you or an immediate family member has a severe, lifelong disability, you may be eligible to receive services from the Family Support.

Family Support is a grant program designed and funded by the Tennessee Department of Disability and Aging (TDDA) to assist a person living independently, or families caring for a relative who has a severe disability. Severe disability is defined as:

  • Attributable to a developmental or physical impairment
  • Likely to continue indefinitely
  • Result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities: Self-care, Receptive/Expressive language, Learning, Mobility, Self-direction, Capacity for independent living, Economic self-sufficiency

How We Can Help

Funding is provided to assist with services such as:

  • Purchasing and maintaining assistive/adaptive equipment
  • Health care costs and medication not covered by insurance
  • Respite care/childcare/adult day care
  • Personal or attendant services
  • Vehicle repairs and maintenance
  • Homemaker services
  • Therapies and counseling
  • Specialized nutrition needs
  • Home modifications for homeowners
  • Recreation and summer camp

Who We Serve

  • Anderson
  • Blount
  • Campbell
  • Cocke
  • Jefferson
  • Loudon
  • Morgan
  • Roane
  • Sevier
  • Knox

For Information regarding Family Support in other counties, please visit the Tennessee Department of Disability and Aging (TDDA)

How to Apply

Step 1:

Read the Intake Letter

Step 2:

Gather required documents:

Proof of Disability (clearly stated diagnosis from a physician or school records)

Proof of Residency (current utility bill, this can be in the family’s name)

Proof of Citizenship (copy of official birth certificate or proof of qualified alien status)

Copy of Social Security Card

Step 3:

Print and complete a paper Intake Form and submit along with required documents to Family Support.

Family Support 24-25 Intake Form


Mail:  Attn. Family Support Program, 723 Emory Valley Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830

For additional help in receiving services please contact:


Family Support Director, Regina Wilson 865-813-0578