FROM WHERE IT BEGAN

We started from humbled beginnings:

Founded in 1997, Nia Association was created with a vision of compassion and economic development that has supported many adults and youth. We believe everyone should have a “purpose for living”. Our intention is to ensure the individuals we support receive opportunities designed by themselves and their families while being in the best interest.

Clients choose whether to live in their family homes or move to a community-based, single-family home managed by Nia Association. Specialized care is administered in accordance with each client’s Individual Support Plan, we are a premier and holistic 501 (c) organization, certified by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) and Employment Community First (ECF). Nia Association also takes great pride in being a Managed Care Organization.

This rewarding business ministry is committed to enhancing the lifestyles of many formerly institutionalized people that are now experiencing fulfilling, community-based supported living. Friendships have been fostered through coordination and unification efforts of many people who sought true “Purpose” within their lives. Nia Association has expanded its disability support services to include Disabled Veterans and their family members.

 

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”- Christopher Reeve

20+

Years Supporting Tennessee  

10+

Provider Agency
FOUR-STAR RATING

50+

Families Helped

Leadership

Compassionate Care with a Personal Touch.

Nia was established in 1997 by a Clarksville couple: Sergeant Major Retired Daniel Stevens and Federal Government Retiree Carol Clardy Stevens. Nia achieved its 501c3 status in 1998.

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Provided disability supports and housing for over 50 families since 1999.

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Received several Provider Agency Annual FOUR-STAR RATING.

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Initiated Clarksville's first “Green” housing; building an Energy Star model, steel and Insulated Foam Structure (IFS) materials.

Clarksville Job Creator

Leading Employer in the Community   

Nia Association possesses the prestigious DIDD Four Star Rating. This rating is the highest possible classification and attests to the excellent orchestration, continuous supervisory monitoring protocols, and compliance by dedicated staff. Administrators strive to balance supreme service provision with employee appreciation through competitive pay, benefits, and recognition for their dedication. The Nia family is dedicated to creating purposeful environments for all individuals supported. This rewarding business ministry is committed to enhancing the lifestyles of many formerly institutionalized people that are now experiencing fulfilling, community-based supported living. 

Our Philosophy 

Compassionate Care with a Personal Touch.

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Mission

Provide top-quality Disability Support Services, Affordable Housing, and Employment for civilians and veterans.

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Vision

Nia shall continue to fulfill the mission of providing exceptional person-centered support and services for individuals with challenges. We shall perpetuate connecting them with others in the community as we employ and thoroughly train associates.

We are increasing services throughout Middle Tennessee. We believe everyone should have a “purpose for living”. Our intention is to ensure the individuals we support receive the quality of life opportunities designed by themselves and their families.

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Values

The Nia family is dedicated to creating purposeful environments for all individuals we support. This rewarding business ministry shall continue its commitment to enhancing the lifestyles of the individuals that desire fulfilling experiences including Community-Based Services, Supported Living Services, Family Model Residential Services, Personal Assistance Services, Nursing Services, and Behavior Services. We are devoted to economic and housing development by creating job opportunities and providing affordable housing.

The staff is very professional and you can tell that they really care. Nia Association comes Highly Recommended

~ Ronald Jasmin

NIA ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP

Experienced Leadership Team

Carol Stevens

Founder

Valencia Hill

Executive Director

Derrick Stevens

Chief Operations & Finance

 

Richard Ogle

Logistics Manager

Debbie Zangora

Human Resources Manger

Ronnie Hudson

Director of Service

Anna James

Human Resource Assistant

Carie Whitaker

Medical Services Manager

Sherry Osment

Office Coordinator

Lawrence Laremore

Financial Advisor

Heidi Hubbard

Quality Assurance

Brittany Watford

Service Manager

Heather Byers

Program Coordinator

2020-21 BOARD MEMBERS

Governed by an Executive Advisory Board of committed professionals.

Dr. Swannie Jett

Board President

Dennis Phifer

Vice President

Kennedy Mack

Secretary

Monroe Gildersleeve, Jr.

Treasurer

Valecia Largin

Finance Committee Chair

Bonetta Bond

Finance Committee Member

Justin Aldred

Finance Committee Member

Yolanda McDaniel

Housing Committee Chair

Glorietta James

Housing Committee Member

Tiffani Jett

Public Relations Committee Chair

Antoinette Barroso

Housing Committee Member

Elijah Oliver, Sr.

Public Relations Committee Member

Sherri Stevens-Mack

Nominating Committee Chair

Douglas Miles

Nominating Committee Member

“Current staff is a pleasure to work with. Agency cares about the client's happiness. Nia is family and friends working hard together even though the state does not provide the funds”

“I would like to commend Nia Association for their professionalism, punctuality, and presentation of work done in the community. Any time I’ve inquired about something or needed additional information, I’m provided with everything I need. In addition, the office staff and lead administration are very personable and professional.”

Current staff is a pleasure to work with. Agency cares about the client's happiness. Nia is family and friends working hard together even though the state does not provide the funds

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375 Dover Road
Clarksville, Tennessee 37042

Our Hours

Mon – Fri: (8am to 4pm)
Sat: (Closed)
Sunday: (Closed)