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Center For Living And Learning

CLLN's mission is to support and empower people in recovery from mental illness. Based on a 30-acre farm in Franklin, TN, we focus on work, exercise, healthy food, health improvement, and caring relationships in a hopeful and homelike environment.

www.centerforlivingandlearning.com Tax ID 58-1742628


The Campaign

We strongly believe that daily, rigorous exercise is a key component to wellness. Your donations will help us expand our exercise programs at the Center. Thanks for your help!

About the Center

The Center for Living and Learning was founded in 1986 by The Lackey Family in an effort to provide a recuperative environment for their brother Donald. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Donald had been in several treatment programs across the country without any long-term improvement. His family decided to start a nonprofit close to home to develop a therapeutic setting for his recovery.

The Center officially opened its doors to other residents in 1988 and is now home to 26 people diagnosed with mental illness, two dogs (Stella and Kai), two horses (Millie and Cancel), and many doves and other wildlife. The Center provides 24/7 suppoort to residents through a multi-discplinary team of caring and creative people.