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Upper East Tennessee Division
130 Serral Drive
Greeneville, TN 37745
(423) 638-7499

State Executive Director
Rachel Starnes
[email protected]
130 Serral Drive
Greeneville, TN 37745


Employment and Community First Choices

These programs are designed to serve individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. At Evergreen, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live and thrive in their own home in the community. Our staff assists individuals with daily life skills, various tasks and needs, with a goal of obtaining consistent employment.

Children and Adolescent Services

Working alongside the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Evergreen offers services to children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities or other elevated levels of care. These services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each child.

Home and Community Based Choices

At Evergreen, we believe community-based care is key to helping individuals live the most abundant and independent life possible. These services offer community-based living and care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, as well as those who are physically disabled or elderly, who require care 24/7. Individuals live together in a home, typically with two to three other individuals, and receive around-the-clock care for all of their needs.

Community Living Supports

Known as Family Based Providers, families in the community open their home and provide care for individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability, as well as those with a physical disability and the elderly. Support may include assistance with daily needs, such as personal hygiene, eating and meal preparation, attending medical appointments, medication administration as well as companionship.

Choices & ECF Choices

Our Choices and ECF Choices programs offer a wide-range of opportunities to members with I/DD. Tenncare administers the program through its contracted managed care organizations.

Choices is Tenncare’s program for long-term care services. Long-term care includes help for seniors and people with physical disabilities with everyday activities such as bathing, dressing and preparing meals. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, or in residential places like Assisted Care Living Facilities.

The Employment and Community First Choices Program (ECF Choices) is for people of all ages who have an intellectual or developmental disability. Some of the programs offered under ECF choices are as followed:

Discovery | Exploration | Integrated Employment Path Services  | Job coaching
Job Development Plan/Self employment | Job Development Start up | Assistive Technology | Community Integrated Supports | Community Transportation | Independent living skills | Community Livings Supports 1-4 | Family Model

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