About Us

Friends of Faith Ministry, located in Bartlett TN, is a 501c3 ministry founded in October 2008 by a group of 25 parents seeking fun activities for their special needs children (ages 18 and over). We provide an all-inclusive facility for special needs individuals (of all faiths) who have a desire for fellowship with like friends of faith.

Current Fundraising Effort

December 2023

Dear Friends Of Faith (Parents, Family, Friends, Volunteers, Donors):

We do not do fundraisers each year as we know everyone’s funds are limited. Since our inception in 2008, we have only had two such events. In 2019 an anonymous gift of $5,000 was provided if we matched the same amount in donations. In 2021 we received a $16,000 pledge from an individual if we could match the amount. God saw a way to help us successfully raise more than the given amounts in 2019 and 2021, and we received the pledges.

Guess what? We received a similar offer this year. For this holiday season a supporter from our past provided a $5,000 donation if we can get an equal amount donated by January 1, 2024. This offer is a blessing and a challenge, and we want to accept it. But we need your help to make it all come together.

We have so much to be thankful for this time of year. We know Friends of Faith is a blessing to many and we want to continue with this safe haven for our clients. If you feel you can join in this challenge, please contact us. See
donation options under the “Make a Donation” tab above.

Thank you and God bless you.

Nell Cooper
Friends of Faith Ministry
4210 Altruria Road, Suite 113-115
Bartlett, TN 38135

Friends Of Faith Ministry
4210 Altruria Rd
Suite 113-115
Bartlett, TN 38135
(901) 438-6924

Keeping The Faith

As an organization we are dedicated to spreading the Good News and reminding all clients, parents, and visitors who come to us, that someone loves them and cares for them, no matter their circumstances. We strive to keep our doors open and provide trained, caring staff to watch over our clients in a secure family-oriented setting from 8:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.

Our Mission

Our desire is for the special needs adults who come to Friends of Faith to reach their greatest level of independence. In addition to learning social skills, strong work ethics and how to use their unique gifts and talents to the utmost – while having the best time doing so.

Meet Our Team

Our trained leaders, with a combined 40 plus years experience with special needs, dedicated volunteers and devoted parents have made this the best activity program available for specials needs individuals in and around the Bartlett/Memphis/Cordova area. We’d love to have you join us!

Bill Cooper

Co-Founder 1938-2023

Kristi King

Daily Activities Specialist

Nellie Cooper

Co-Founder and Director

Maria Tisoc

Daily Activities Specialist

Patricia Cooper

Daily Operations Manager

Rita Forrester

Daily Activities Specialist

Margaret Norton


Auriel Nash

Daily Activities Specialist

How You Can Help

We can always use your support whether it is financial, volunteering or donation of items we use on a daily basis. We serve approximately 50 clients during our week and we always need paper products, hand soap, snacks, school supplies and craft items. Gift cards from Hobby Lobby, Costco, Sam’s or other stores are helpful. See our Current Needs list below and contact us if you want to help.

Volunteers are always welcome from high school or college students seeking school credit, to adults or retirees with extra time who want to give back. We encourage young and old to volunteer for an afternoon or a day. Working with our clients is fulfilling and rewarding in ways you can’t imagine. A smile and a hug may be your only pay, but you will always feel well paid.

If you have other ideas, please contact us to talk them over. We are always open for new thoughts. Thank you, however you want to contribute.

Current Needs

There are many items we need on a daily basis, others seasonally, some yearly. If you have the ability to help, here are some suggestions.


  • Individually wrapped snacks (approximately 50 clients)
  • Workshop/craft supplies such as wood
  • White copy paper, colored copy paper, construction paper
  • Acrylic and water-based paints, paint brushes,
  • Crayons and markers
  • Puzzles for all levels
  • Paper towels
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic/Vinyl Gloves
  • Toilet tissue
  • Kleenex
  • Hand soap
  • Gift cards to Hobby Lobby, grocery stores, Costco or Sam’s greatly extend our budget

What We Do



Friends of Faith is the place to find or request a special item that will show who you are rooting for no matter the sport. Hand crafted yard signs emblazoned with your favorite teams’ logo are produced right on the premises.

No matter the holiday, we can create that special something to add an extra touch to the occasion.


TO PLACE AN ORDER CALL (901) 438-6924

Yard Signs, Door Hangers and much more!
Tell us what you want and we’ll try to make it for you!
All proceeds benefit Friends Of Faith Ministry
Prices start at $50
Made in Bartlett, TN

Make A Donation

We are a 50lc3 not for profit corporation and receive no state or federal money. We keep our doors open with tuition, sales and donations. Donations are tax deductible. Estate planning annuities and yearly gifts are appreciated.

If you want to make a donation, you may send your check payable to Friends of Faith Ministry, Inc. to our address below. Or you may make a donation online. You can pay with PayPal, Debit or Credit card. If you have a question or need assistance, contact us.

Friends of Faith Ministry, Inc
4210 Altruria Road, Suite 113-115
Bartlett, TN 38135
(901) 438-6924

Make A Donation Online

Click the Paypal image below to make a donation. You can pay with PayPal, Debit or Credit card.

Contact Us

Fill out the form below to contact us, or you can email us at friendsoffaith4210@gmail.com.  We would love to hear from you.

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