New Horizons is a non-profit agency providing employment, supported living, and social opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, supporting the goal of broadening their lives and allowing them to participate fully as included members of their community.
New Horizons provides vocational training and employment opportunities at the Harding Place facility. Here, individuals build work skills and complete contract work with the goal of becoming contributing members of the community. New Horizons staff provides hands-on training and oversees the work quality and production. When working in the community in an enclave, trained job coaches provide instruction, supervision, and serve as a liaison between the community employer and New Horizons Corporation. All individuals are paid for their vocational production.
Twenty-four (24) hour support staff monitors and oversees the day to day routine of supported living homes and facilitates all health needs within the residence. The ultimate goal of Supported Living programming is to assist the individual in becoming an accepted and valued member of his or her community.
New Horizons has never faced a shortage of challenges. Traditionally, adults with a developmental disability have been a forgotten segment of our society, and that unfortunate fact is reflected in the public funds now available for their care. The available funding sources reimburse only a portion of every dollar that New Horizons spends to provide a meaningful experience. In-house work contracts and community based employment programs provide for much of the shortfall. That simply proves our belief that every person has a unique ability and desire that is valued in today's workplace.
New Horizons was incorporated on May 14, 1971, and has been a vital member of the Middle Tennessee community ever since.
To learn more, visit NewHorizonsCorp.com