Welcome to Orange Grove Center!

Welcome to Orange Grove Center!

Orange Grove will be closed tomorrow 10/8/18, for the Columbus Day Holiday.

Please vote every day for the OGC video and help us win $25,000.00.

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Orange Grove was established in 1953 by families of childr en with intellectual disabilities in Hamilton County, TN, who needed educational services. 

Orange Grove serves approximately 1,000 individuals, and employs approximately  800 professional staff members to provide a wide array of community services.

Chattanooga's only Ticket to Work Employment Network.

Please contribute to Orange Grove and support our mission.

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Please follow this link to view the agency wide calendar which highlights holidays and inservice days.

Please view various videos of Orange Grove champions by clicking here.

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The hours of operation for the Orange Grove Center varies depending upon the program and service. The main facility with offices and facility based day services is generally open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, there are numerous services taking place throughout the community at varied days and times. Residential and home based services are 24 hour in nature and are provided based upon the needs and requests of the individuals served. 

This program is funded (in part) by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee D epartment of Health, Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services, United Way of Greater Chat tanooga, USDA, TDOT, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities and many private contributors.  Under Tit le VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, federal law protects individuals from discrimination. 

Facilities, programs and services sponsored by Orange Gro ve Center are availab le to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.



Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center
Rick Rader, MD, Director of the Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center
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Dr. Rick Rader invited to serve on International Special Olympics Committee
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Orange Grove Center • 615 Derby Street • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404 • Phone: 423.629.1451