Our Place Nashville empowers adults with developmental disabilities (“friends”) by providing homes that are affordable, work that is meaningful, and inclusive communities in which to live. We partner with other non-profit organizations to provide brick-and-mortar housing, called Friendship Houses. We create a rich and rewarding interdependent living environment by placing friends alongside graduate students from Vanderbilt University Divinity School and other graduate programs, and beginning in 2019, also alongside older adults. We help our Friendship House residents find employment and volunteer opportunities that give them a sense of accomplishment, independence and community. We are advocates for them and for their families, serving as a resource for information about the benefits and services available to them, and involving them in the transition and acclimation process experienced by their differently abled loved one. We believe adults with developmental disabilities deserve a sense of community comprised of home, work, and friendships that will sustain them as independently and affordably as possible. We believe Our Place Nashville can become a model through the city and the country for providing community for adults with developmental disabilities.