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1764 Old Chattanooga Pike SW Cleveland, TN 37311

+1 (423) 472 5268

Support Center

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helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best life.

between abilities and disabilities since 1973.

Residential Services

We provide safe, monitored housing solutions to meet each person's needs, e.g. hygiene assistance, meal preparation, laundry help, first aid, therapy plans, and independence training.

Case Management

We ensure each person's voice is heard in the development of their current life experience and their envisioned life. They bridge the gap between all supports providing coordination of plans.

Healthcare Services

We provide many medical services, including primary care and psychiatric services.

Community Living Services

We provide support which incorporates enabling technology to deliver meaningful employment and community opportunities.

Intermediate Care Facilities

Our ICF/IID provides support to people who are medically and behaviorally fragile, to move toward their life imagined.

Therapeutic Services

We provide specialized treatment plans including physical, occupational, nutritional, speech/language and behavioral therapies.


Frequently Asked Questions

We want to be sure that all your questions are answered. If you still need help, please contact us via phone or email.

How does a person gain support at your agency?

  1. For information regarding Life Bridges supports call (423)303-1922. This representative will be happy to assist you with ICF/IID and waiver support acquisition questions.
  2. If you have TennCare, call the number on the back of your TennCare card.  Follow the prompts for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services. You will be led through a description of services. Be prepared to advocate for supports needed.

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, there is a waiting list based upon the level of need and the compatibility of house mates in a residential facility that has an opening.

What can I do if I don't have TennCare?

Call the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at (888) 531-9876 for referrals.

You may also directly access the Employment and Community First CHOICES (ECF) Referral Form by clicking HERE.

What ages do you support?

Day, Residential, and ICF/IID  services are provided to individuals 18 years of age and older.

Day Services can be approved for people younger than age 18.

What are the criteria for enrollment?

An intellectual or developmental disability is required to gain access to Life Bridges services. In the past, a person had to have an IQ of 70 or below to qualify. Currently, someone with a developmental disability is also considered for enrollment, depending on their level of functioning.

Therefore, a person with an IQ of more than 70 may be eligible.

Do we have openings?

Life Bridges ability to accept new members is based on our ability hire qualified staff.

ICF/IID Services has a limited number of beds. Availability varies. ICF/IID Services focuses on supports for those who are medically fragile or behaviorally challenged. Be prepared to justify why an ICF/IID Services opening is preferred.

Can we visit our family member or friend?

Yes, people are encouraged to stay in contact and visit their family members and friends. During the Covid-19 pandemic there have been times of limited contact to ensure the safety of the people we support and our staff.

Does Life Bridges offer vocational services?

Yes, we assist the people we support in obtaining work in the community through training, job placement and partnerships with businesses that employ our workers. Job development is an essential element of our program and includes matching each individual with a job or position that is best suited to their abilities and the needs of the business.