Through St. John’s Community Services

What is ECF?

ECF is a Waiver Program offering home and community-based services for adults 21 and over with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) not currently receiving services. ECF offers a variety of services including:

  • Supported Employment
  • Community Integration
  • Transportation
  • Personal Assistance
  • Assistive Technology & Adaptive Equipment
  • Minor Home Modifications
  • Community Living Supports

Please Note: ECF is not intended to provide 24-hour supports for most people. In most instances, Paid Supports will be faded as skills for self-sufficiency develop and Natural Supports emerge

ECF Program Benefits:

  • Supports designed to lead to valued and active participation in integrated activities reflecting the person’s interests and preferences
  • Training designed to maximize a person’s abilities to manage activities of daily living in his/her home, in the community, and in the workplace
  • Education and skill development to enhance the person’s ability to manage routine tasks and utilize community resources
  • Development of Natural Supports to enhance full integration and decrease reliance on Paid Supports at home, at work, and in the community

To Apply for ECF:

  1.  Visit the TennCare website to learn more about eligibility and the application process
  2.  If you already have TennCare and your Managed Care Organization is Amerigroup, United Health Care, or BlueCare, contact them directly and request assistance completing the Self-Referral form for ECF Choices:
    • Amerigroup, 866-840-4991
    • BlueCare, 888-747-8955
    • United Health Care:
      West TN Regional Office, 866-372-5709
      Middle TN Regional Office, 800-654-4839
      East TN Regional Office, 888-531-9876

Learn More about the Program

To learn more about ECF Choices program, visit the TennCare website or contact the St. John’s office near you:

Tennessee State Office
50 Volunteer Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38305

Doug Clark

7891 Stage Hills Blvd
Suite #116
Bartlett, TN 38133

Ryan Tempel

50 Volunteer Blvd
Jackson, TN 38305

Amanda Newell

455 Hannings Lane
Martin, TN 38237

Cherry Webb – Residential Services
731-587-3851 x1306

Dwayne Webb – Day and Employment Services
731-587-3851 x 1317

55 Jones Bend Rd Ext., Suite #28
Paris, TN 38242

Adrienne Wade