What We Do
Tucker’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been developed to partner with families of children with disabilities up to the age of 22 years old and their healthcare providers to provide assistance through specialized retrofitting resources so that their houses can become “home”. We assist families to retrofit their home to meet their specific immediate, intermediate and long term needs that make their home a place that is not only accessible and safe but also provides an environment to where they can achieve their potential.
Statement of Need
Whether long-term or short-term, families of children 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.
1. Connects with families that have children with disabilities to access resources that help make their houses accessible and therapy friendly.
Tucker’s House is committed to helping families navigate this complex path. Tucker’s House assists 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 wheelchair accessible but where they can carry out their necessary therapy day in and day out.
2. Performs home assessments by a qualified physical therapist specially trained for home modification.
Tucker’s House works with families and their therapists to assess the home of a child with special needs. We take into consideration, accessibility, therapy equipment, activities of daily living and the ability of the child to participate with their family in their home.
3. Provides financial assistance for qualifying families and construction management.
For those that qualify for financial assistance, Tucker’s House provides the funds for the project, procure donations of materials and supplies, coordinate with suppliers, qualified subcontractors and volunteers, assist homeowners to obtain necessary permits and oversee the retrofit project. We provide construction management of home improvements and modifications such as installing ramps, modifying bathrooms to be wheelchair accessible, widening doorways, replacing carpet with flooring that enables wheelchair accessibility, and other changes needed.
4. Facilitates installation of necessary adaptive equipment and provides training for safe use of all equipment installed in the home.
The physical therapist will oversee proper installation of recommended adaptive equipment and modifications. Following installation, training will be provided in use of the equipment to ensure safety of the child and family.
Tucker’s House Service Areas
All of Bedford, Cheatham, Davidson, Marshall, Maury, Rutherford, Williamson, and Davidson Counties.
Dickson County except zip codes 37051, 37052, 37165, 37171 and 37181.
Hickman County except zip codes 37033, 37078, 37097, 37101, 37140 and 38462.
Robertson County except zip codes 37010 and 37032.
Sumner County except zip codes 37022, 37031 and 37186.
ABOUT TUCKER’S HOUSE
Tucker’s House is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been developed to partner with the families of children with disabilities by providing the home renovation and retrofitting services and resources necessary to make their homes safe and more accessible.
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 the child can carry out their necessary daily therapy and be as independent as possible.