Empowerment & Advocacy provides education, advocacy, and accessible support and referral services for the Deaf and hard of hearing in Middle Tennessee.  These are common areas where help is provided:




  • Physician and Dentists

  • Medications access

  • Insurance, TennCare, Medicare

  • Mental Health


Income & Employment:


  • Social Security and Disability

  • Food Stamps and WIC

  • Job Readiness

  • Credit/Budget counseling

  • Understanding letters and statements




  • Rights to Accommodations (interpreters/assistive devices, etc.)




  • Affordable Housing

  • Rent, mortgage, and utility assistance




  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Independent Living Skills

  • Legal concerns or advocacy

  • Cultural awareness and advocacy

  • Educational resources

  • Assistance filling out applications

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