Residential Services

Funded through the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) Waiver, supported living services are provided in a home owned or leased by the person(s) supported. The amount and type of support required for the person vary with each individual depending upon each person’s unique abilities and needs.

Funded through the Employment and Community First (ECF) Waiver and CHOICES Elder and Disabled Waiver, this service provides a residential alternative that supports each person to live independently with full integration into the community.

Personal Assistant Services

Services provided in the individual’s home to assist them in areas they need assistance with (bathing, cleaning, cooking, paying bills, grocery shopping, etc.)

Supported Living Services

Providing staff 24/7 in their home(s) to support individuals at whatever level they are functioning. This could include any duties that must be done in your own home: cooking, cleaning, laundry, bathing, paying bills, grocery shopping, assisting with appointments, etc.

Companion Supported Living

ACT adopted the Companion Living Model to provide individuals with an opportunity to live in their own homes and thrive within a normal living environment. Individuals live with a companion who assists with the challenges of everyday living such as shopping, bill paying, banking, home maintenance, and budgeting.

Medical Residential (Nursing Services)

We can provide standard nursing skills to individuals we support to ensure the best possible health. We have an on-staff Registered Nurse (DON) that oversees the care and development of those who have medical needs.

Family-Based Residential

Family Model Residential Support shall mean a type of residential service selected by the person supported, where he or she lives in the home of a trained caregiver who is not a family member in an “adult foster care” arrangement.

Respite Services

This is for individuals in an emergency or when a family who provides the care needs time off for a short period of time.

Community Living Supports (CLS) and Community Living Supports Family Model

Benefits of this program include:

  • Help the person exercise choices when selecting and moving into a home, choosing housemates, and maintaining furnishings
  • Improve the skills needed for activities of daily living
  • Assist the person to build relationships with family and friends
  • Enable the person to participate fully in community life
  • Assist the person to manage health conditions
  • Educate the person to use transportation, police, fire, and emergency help
  • Allow the person to exercise rights through self-advocacy

Residents have been helped with these services.

Meet Ernest "Ralph" Gideon

Ralph started receiving services from ACT in 2022. He was displaced from his apartment in Knoxville due to a fire. He had never worked or been involved in any waivered program. He was excited about the possibility of employment and living in a Companion home. Ralph is a joy to be around, He is always happy and very trusting of others. Ralph is independent and likes to stay busy. He enjoys listening to gospel music, reading his bible, being outdoors, and riding his bicycle.

"I am so happy with my life".