Our Place Nashville: Community Corner


This week on Community Corner, we’re having a conversation with Carolyn Naifeh, Co-Founder and executive director of Our Place Nashville. Carolyn has almost 15 years of expertise in global broadcasting and a further 20 years of experience in non-profit administration. In April 2013, she moved to Nashville to commence a regional branch for the Pujols Family Foundation. Following two years, she and Jordan Collins, Executive Director, transformed their eagerness to offer low-cost housing for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities into a 501c3 non-profit organization, Our Place.

Our Place Nashville partners with non-profit organizations to deliver brick-and-mortar housing called Friendship Houses throughout the city for adults with developmental disabilities. They believe that individuals who have developmental disabilities should have the chance to have complete and fulfilling lives within an inclusive setting. Our Place Nashville collaborates with housing partners to give residents the opportunity to live interdependently in a community that accommodates both disabled and able-bodied residents. As the sole provider of private, affordable housing for adults with developmental disabilities in central Tennessee, Our Place Nashville makes the neighborhood a better place.

Listen to the full conversation with Carolyn below!

To learn more about Our Place Nashville, visit https://www.ourplacenashville.org/.