Tucker’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been developed to partner with families of children with disabilities and their healthcare providers to provide assistance in navigating the complex path from diagnosis to home through specialized retrofitting resources so that their houses can become “home”. We assist families in accessing resources that can help meet their specific immediate, intermediate and long term needs that make their home a place that is not only accessible and safe but where they can carry out their necessary daily therapy.
Statement of Need
Whether long-term or short-term, families of children born with disabilities travel a complex path from the hospital to home. The path is overwhelming and often times unexpected. There is a maze of small and large decisions that must be made, further complicated by the moment to moment concerns at hand. The future is uncharted territory. Families are left to find their way literally as they go. According to the 2005-2006 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services national survey of children with special needs, the percentage of children who have special health care needs in Tennessee is 16.4%. The majority of children with disabilities require special equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, ramps, lifts, bath/shower chairs, communication devices etc.
Currently serving pediatric clients ages birth through 21 in the greater Nashville, TN area and surrounding counties.
Non discrimination clause: Families are eligible to access all of the services that Tucker’s House provides, and financial assistance is available for qualifying families.