Building Greater Communities (BGC, Inc.) was established on January 1, 1997, by three individuals who emerged from direct service backgrounds. BGC, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that is governed by a Board of Directors. BGC provides independent support coordination services primarily to children and adults who have developmental disabilities, and who receive funding through the Medicaid Waiver program.
The role of an independent support coordinator (ISC) is to help individuals and their families learn about various programs and supports available to them through the Medicaid Waiver program. ISCs can also provide information and advocacy to families regarding appealing decisions made by their insurance companies or other entities.
Support Coordination is intended to assist individuals in obtaining needed services and insuring that services are appropriately rendered. ISCs regularly visit with individuals and their families, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in emergencies.
BGC, Inc. currently provides coordination services to over 400+ children and adults in the middle Tennessee area. Of this number, over 300 are in Nashville and the surrounding counties. The other 100+ individuals live in the Upper Cumberland area. We have offices in both Cookeville and Nashville. BGC, Inc. currently has a staff of 22, with 13 ISCs in Nashville and 5 in Cookeville.