The Big Payback is coming May 6, 2014, and Tucker’s House is excited to take part in this monumental event!
The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide online giving day that’s a special occasion to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and support the work of nonprofits.
This 24-hour online event will help nonprofits, like Tucker’s House, raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities. Plus, your gifts made during The Big Payback will be increased by incentives and awards for participating nonprofits and may also help your favorite nonprofits qualify for special prizes and bonuses.
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.