community support

Community-based services describes both a department and the guiding principles we've followed since our earliest days - that every individual we serve, to the extent possible and desired, should have every opportunity to work, play, and volunteer in the community. Community-based services involve activities other than paid work, so you might see some of the individuals we serve volunteering at a church, at a pet shelter, or even filling Easter eggs for children in the community to hunt. 

Orange Grove provides person-centered opportunities to explore, discover, and thrive in the community.  

Orange Grove's day services seek more opportunities for greater inclusion in the community. People we support have now become a part of the communities where they live and work, participating in competitive employment, volunteering, and recreational alongside other people. Orange Grove will continue to actively engage community and business partners to maximize opportunities for the people we support in the greater Chattanooga area. 

Orange Grove complies with all HCBS settings rules and offers supervised programming that meets the therapeutic, medical, and social needs of each individual. Our innovative services meet the needs and desires of diverse people, including volunteerism, recreation, building community relationships, and job exploration.

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Image of an adult and an individual in a wheelchair creating and looking at art work with crayons

We partner with local businesses to provide opportunities to volunteer within the community.

Current volunteer partnerships include: 

Volunteerism offers a sense of accomplishment, community inclusion, and fosters job skills sought by many people we support.  If you a part of an organization that would like to work with Orange Grove, let us know!  Contact Mandy Hall at or (423) 629-1451; ext. 2581.