Overview

Country Breeze Farm is a holistic community with a heart that empowers persons with intellectual disabilities to live to their fullest potential with dignity and purpose. We provide exceptional housing, life-enriching programs, and loving, comprehensive care in a safe, vibrant, inclusive farm-style community.

​Our residents and day clients, both of which are referred to as 'Farmers', are valued as individuals. Each is important, personally known by caregivers and staff, and nurtured to live a happy and full life. Farmers live, work and socialize with their peers on the farm, and also have lots of opportunities to have supervised interaction with the local community, and participate in a wide variety of activities.

Country Breeze Farm is anchored in the core values of faith, hope, love, compassion, and all care is delivered by the principles of the Golden Rule. These values become part of each Farmer, caregiver and employee and are manifest in a friendly community that is filled with remarkable and authentic joy and growth. New milestones, miracles, and expanded capabilities of the Farmers are witnessed every day; and are often celebrated in one way or another so as to provide positive reinforcement and further embolden a community team atmosphere. It’s a place where residents and day clients become family with each other and staff, and a place where Country Breeze Farm becomes home.

Mission

Country Breeze Farm is a vibrant not-for-profit community for adults with cognitive disabilities, and often, other challenges. We are dedicated to enabling our residents, and day clients, to achieve their full potential, providing them and their families a future of hope. Country Breeze Farm encompasses a safe and comfortable rural environment with programs and services that enables our special farmers to be blessed with a good quality life with purpose, love, and nurturing companionship.  At Country Breeze Farm, we address all of the social, emotional, occupational, intellectual, physical, and spiritual components needed for person's overall well-being.

Synopsis

Located in beautiful East Tennessee, our country setting provides residents and day clients with a place to be at peace, live a healthy lifestyle, feel at home, build positive relationships and lead rewarding lives. The charming secure campus includes aquaponic greenhouses for growing organic vegetables and flowers, a therapeutic horseback riding arena, chicken houses, fish ponds with a dock, a large gathering center and a multi-purpose building for events, outdoor gardening, a fitness facility, crafting, music programs, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, bocce ball courts, gazebo for relaxing, an outdoor shelter for picnics, and nature paths throughout.

 

Our full-time 24-hour caring staff helps our special farmers discover and enjoy occupational projects, whether it be caring for the land and animals, cultivating and harvesting organic produce, helping in the office, or working in other ways on campus. The days start with a community meal, prayer, singing and an encouraging message. This naturally leads to a healthy social atmosphere augmented with lively get-togethers, community outings, excursions into town, and enjoyable work. Our special residents and day clients are always accompanied by a well-trained and loving staff member(s).

 

Community partnerships with local churches, businesses, schools, colleges, and volunteers play an important role in providing additional opportunities. Our trained staff, security measures in place, and strict operational protocol ensure that our special farmers are always safe and well cared for.