Programs Serving Persons With Severe Disabilities In Chattanooga, 10 Surrounding Counties

Monday, August 11, 2014

Orange Grove Center is now accepting applications for the Tennessee Family Support Program on a first-come, first-served basis to provide financial assistance to individuals with severe or developmental disabilities.

The Tennessee Family Support Program is a state-wide program funded by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.   Orange Grove Center administers the program for District 3, which serves Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie counties.

Funding is available for services/supports including respite care, personal assistance, health care-related items, specialized equipment (e.g. communication devices and independent living aids), minor home repairs/modifications (e.g. wheelchair ramps), vehicle modifications, dental care, therapies, child/adult day care and other needs that are not covered by insurance or other resources.

The program is limited to State of Tennessee residents who have a permanent, severe disability that results in significant limitations in daily life.  Although all severe disabilities are considered, the primary focus of the Family Support Program is to provide services to those who: were born with a severe or developmental disability or acquired it in childhood; have been severely disabled by injury/trauma (brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of  limbs); or have a neurological/neuromuscular disorder (ALS, Muscular Dystrophy, or Multiple  Sclerosis). 
     
For an application, or to learn more, visit familysupporttn.com, or contact Kristi Tankersley, Assistant Director of Tennessee Family Support Program at 423-664-5120 or familysupport@orangegrove.org.


CHI Memorial Announces 2016-2017 Board Of Directors

CHI Memorial announces officers and members of the board of directors for 2016-2017.  Sister Judith (Judy) Raley, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, will continue in her role as chair of the board of directors. Sr. Raley moved to Chattanooga in 1995 to provide spiritual care for patients, families and staff at CHI Memorial. As CHI Memorial’s senior vice president ... (click for more)

Erlanger Arts And Healing Contest Coming To A Close

The Arts and Healing photography competition hosted by the Arts at Erlanger Committee will be coming to a close. Entries will be accepted through Sunday.   The contest will supply the Arts at Erlanger Committee with unique imagery for the expansion project at Erlanger East Hospital.   Only digital images entered online by those living within a 75 mile radius of ... (click for more)

Morning Fire Destroys Vacant Valleybrook House; 2 Firefighters Suffer Burns

Fire destroyed a vacant house in the Valleybrook Community early Thursday morning. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 5:35 a.m. and responded to a reported fire at the Valleybrook Golf and Country Club off Hixson Pike. When the first firefighters from Station 19 arrived on the scene, they could not find the fire. Lt. Scott Sheets with Quint 19 said that ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Whiskey Company To Construct Large Distillery At Former Site Of Newton Chevrolet

The Chattanooga Whiskey Company has begun construction on a larger production distillery in the former Newton Chevrolet property at the corner of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway near the Tennessee River. Once fully operational, the Riverfront Parkway facility will be capable of producing upwards of 14 (53-gallon) barrels per day, making it one of the largest craft bourbon ... (click for more)

Judge Steelman Was Unfairly Criticized In Handling Of School Bus Driver Rape Case - And Response

We are blessed to have freedom of speech in our society, but I am always amazed at the number of folks who voice such strong antagonistic opinions about things without any apparent first-hand knowledge.   As any who wish to criticize the system should know, people get arrested and charged for criminal offenses every day.  The ultimate charge and penalty which results ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote For Rhonda Thurman

After studying the Hamilton County School Board quite harshly during the last seven most-tumultuous months in its history, it is only proper that I share my belief that Rhonda is its Most Valuable Player. Four of the school board’s nine members are up for re-election, with Rhonda facing capable opponents in Jason Moses and Dr. Patti Skates in District 1, but let’s never forget that ... (click for more)