Douglas Cooperative Inc. is a private non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. DCI is licensed through the Tennessee Department of Health and other numerous sources to provide an array of services to individuals with disabilities. Services are available in Blount, Cocke, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties with administrative offices located in Sevierville, Tennessee. Staff, families, and individuals whom are served work together in a team approach to provide assistance in promoting self esteem, growth and self sufficiency in all areas of the individual's life. The agency provides residential, day, personal assistance, and supported employment services for adults and students. Other services provided include transportation, evaluation and assessment, counseling and referral, and advocacy. For further information regarding additional support services in an area near you please refer to


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All DCI facilities are licensed by the Tennessee Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). A quality enhancement review is conducted annually as well as numerous routine inspections and reviews by DIDD, HUD, DOL, DOH and Tenncare. Annual audits are completed by a private CPA. DCI is certified by the U.S. Department of Labor to employ workers at special minimum wages. DCI is an equal opportunity employer. Referrals are accepted without regard to religion, race, ethnic origin, marital status, or gender. Applications are accepted between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday at any of our county locations.

Our Mission
DCI is dedicated to providing opportunities and support to persons with mental and physical disabilities in their pursuit of achieving the full potential in their lives. See DCI Overview Video

DCI scored 54 out of a possible 54 on the DIDD Quality Assurance survey.
DCI received a 100% compliance score on the Department of Health review.
DCI received 100% compliance on the Elderly Waiver audit review.

General information about Mental Retardation  -  Frequently Asked Questions  -  Access to DCI IRS Form 990

Contact Information
For information about DCI services, please contact our office at:

Douglas Cooperative Inc.
1101 Wagner Drive
Sevierville, TN 37862-3719   

Phone  865-453-3254
Fax    865-453-3105

Or please email:  

Executive Director, Tom Kirstein –

Sevier County Director, Danny Sanders –

Cocke/Jefferson County Director, Gwenda Shelton –

Blount County Director, Amy Hymel –


Charitable Donations
Donations are tax deductible as per IRS 501-C3.  Please make check payable to Douglas Cooperative Inc, 1101 Wagner Drive, Sevierville, TN 37862-3719 - Thank You, you are donating to an important and most worthy cause.  Click here

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