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Because Babies Can’t Wait!

Connecting families with fellowship, resources, and support

Services

What We Do


We work to enhance the potential of infants and young children with disabilities.

We offer support to families and to the early intervention professionals who serve children with special needs.

We connect families with fellowship, resources, and support through a variety of channels.

A look at 2021, by the numbers…


700

children served

175

volunteers participated

200

NICU care pkgs given

24

hearing aids loaned

5850

diapers donated

16

counties covered

$318k

much-needed funds raised

220

adaptive equipment items placed

45

families served through respite

100

weighted blankets and vests given

815

family requests filled

400

childcare items placed

105

oral motor supplies provided

3900

people attended family events

Who We Serve

Our organization of dedicated volunteers serves children from birth to age 3 with all types of special needs. Some of our programs and services include:

  • Respite care
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Loaner hearing aids
  • Assistive technology
  • Family education
  • Emergency support
  • Bereavement support

“Thank you”

“Every moment you provide us enriches the connection, bond, and spirit of our family. Thank you for everything you do to help make our children a little happier, and our lives more manageable!”

Fiona

“We don’t worry”

“My wife and I would wait until the last minute to change diapers because we were afraid we would run out. Now, thanks to Friends we don’t worry about a shortage and our child is healthier.”

Joseph

“A life saver”

“I had surgery and couldn’t lift either of my children for two weeks. The respite funds allowed me to pay for a sitter during that time. I don’t know what I would have done without it!”

Michelle

Our Signature Events

Knoxville Zoo Day

April 2022

Ripley’s  Aquarium

August 2022

Celebrate Sound Walk

September 2022

Jazz, Baby!

October 2022