In 1992, at the urging of disability advocates and families, The Tennessee legislature established the Family Support Program. The program is funded by state dollars and designed to assist individuals with severe disabilities and their families to remain together in their homes and communities. Statewide funding for this program is determined by our state legislatures on a yearly basis from state tax dollars. The program is administered under an agreement with the state of Tennessee and managed by local agencies throughout the state. Pacesetters Inc-Family Support Program serves twelve counties in the Upper Cumberland area: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Van Buren, Warren, and White.
Family Support is designed to provide financial assistance and community resource information to individuals with severe or developmental disabilities and their families. Services can include but are not limited to: Respite care, day care services, home modifications, equipment, supplies, personal assistance, transportation, homemaker services, housing costs, health-related needs, nursing and counseling. Services are flexible and responsive to families and their needs. Family Support is not a substitute for more comprehensive services provided under other programs, including the Medicaid HCBS Waiver, TennCare, Medicare, or private insurance.
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