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AHC is the largest and most respected professional association representing the interests of Americans who need home care (including acute, long-term, and terminal care) and the caregivers that provide them with in-home health and supportive services.
The Arizona Non-Medical Home Care Association represents a coalition of businesses in and affiliated with the non-medical home care industry that are dedicated to consumer protection and advocacy.
Home care choices can be difficult. The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) is here to help. Private duty home care agencies are companies that provide home care aides, companion care, homemaker services and may provide nursing services in the client’s home or place of residence. Members of the HCAOA employ trained caregivers and assume all responsibility for the payroll and all related taxes—this is never passed off to the customer.
Local First Arizona
Local First Arizona is a nonprofit organization that celebrates independent, locally owned businesses. The organization supports, promotes and advocates for a strong local business community and raise public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by strong local economies.
Private Duty Homecare Association
The Private Duty Homecare Association (PDHCA) was established by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). It is a trade association of home care providers dedicated to helping the ill and disabled remain in their own homes. PDHCA services focus on providing valuable information to its members, including help in understanding federal guidelines, financial management assistance, networking, business strategy meetings, certification and accreditation, and new product offerings.
Employees and volunteers, each night, travel out to the streets and other places where homeless youth are found and bring meals, blankets, hygiene products and information about NAC services. HomeBase strongly encourages youth to come to the Day Resource Center for more assistance.
Day Outreach Center
The Day Resource Center is a facility where homeless youth can come Monday through Friday to wash their clothes, take a shower, have a hot meal and meet with case managers and receive referrals for medical and mental health professionals as they work toward entering the Transitional Living Program.
A program designed specifically to help homeless young adults prepare for healthy independent living. Services include housing, employment training and assistance, financial literacy courses, educational training and assistance and referrals for legal assistance, medical and mental health services, substance abuse services, social services and assistance with social/developmental challenges. The goal of this program is to provide youth with the necessary support for them to be ready for a better future.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
Children in foster care need compassion for their circumstances that is actively demonstrated though love and encouragement. Hope & a Future provides acceptance to the abandoned and neglected children who have been rejected and offer reliable programs to meet their needs. Through our programs, we serve the children in foster care and provide them with a hope and a future.
André House is a ministry to the homeless and poor populations of the Phoenix area. Located in the heart of the Capital Mall District, we make our services available to hundreds of people in need every day. André House was founded by two Holy Cross Priests in 1984, combining elements of the Catholic Worker movement with the charisma of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in the state of Arizona. Every night we provide safe shelter and supportive services for over 170 families through our continuum of services. We also offer over 350 units of affordable housing across the Valley, each community with Program Centers for residents.
Phoenix Children’s Project helps impoverished children right here in the metro Phoenix area. In January of 2004, Phoenix Children’s Project (PCP) was formed as a 501c3 charitable, tax-exempt, non-profit organization. PCP helps children living below poverty level in Phoenix, Arizona, and there are currently over 350 families and 1,000 children enrolled in Programs funded solely by private donations and individuals. Phoenix Children’s Project is run solely by volunteers therefore there are no paid staff and all administrative costs, which are minimal, are covered by separate grants, donations or volunteers.
Maggie’s Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for expectant women who are alone or on the streets and wish to achieve their goals in a dignified atmosphere. Currently, Maggie’s Place operates four homes: three in the greater Phoenix area and one in Cleveland, Ohio.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
Save the Family has been serving homeless families with children for more than 20 years. Founded in 1988, Save the Family was created to help homeless families become self-sufficient. In 1989, the agency acquired four housing units and served the first four families, who were referred from a local domestic violence shelter.
Yasinski Psychiatry offers psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and alcohol detox in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise valley. Other services include treatment for severe anxiety and agrophobia in your own home! Yasinski Psychiatry specializes in opiate detox, long-term addiction treatment/prevention and Alzheimers in Scottsdale and Phoenix with a whole family approach rather than simply patient focused. Yasinski provides all in one child psychiatry expertise for in-home therapy, counseling and medication expertise, allowing a single doctor as opposed to multiple individuals.
Doctor Housecalls of Paradise Valley are Board Certified Emergency Physicians providing state of the art, innovative, comprehensive, compassionate, mobile urgent medical care to all age groups anywhere in the valley, in the comfort and privacy of your home, hotel, or workplace. These physicians will come to you to provide personal service and mobile urgent care anywhere in the Phoenix area, and the surrounding communities. Doctor Housecalls of Paradise Valley are the only Doctor House Call Service in the Valley, providing ONLY Board Certified Emergency Physicians for the evaluation and treatment of your medical problem. A highly qualified doctor will show up at your home, not a nurse or physician assistant, ensuring the expert, quality of care to you and your loved ones!