The Hozhoni Foundation has become a beacon of hope and empowerment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northern Arizona. Initially established as a compassionate alternative to institutionalization, the foundation has since expanded its mission to profoundly enhance adult clients’ dignity, independence, and well-being. This remarkable expansion has been significantly supported by a strategic partnership with United Way Yavapai County, enabling the foundation to sustain and enrich its vital services.

Overview of the Hozhoni Foundation
Mission and Services: With a deep commitment to fostering opportunities that promote dignity and respect for people with developmental disabilities

Geographical Reach: Serving as a significant residential provider, it touches the lives of numerous clients across Prescott, Flagstaff, and Cottonwood.

Core Programs
Residential Services: They offer more than just shelter; they provide a nurturing environment where residents can thrive and exercise autonomy.

Day Programs: Tailored activities in these programs are not just about structure—they’re about sparking joy, encouraging personal growth, and enhancing social interactions in a supportive community setting.

Employment Services: Beyond job skills and employment, this service champions economic empowerment and meaningful community integration, helping clients achieve purpose and self-worth.

Specialized Initiatives

  • Art Program: Helmed by the dedicated Shay, this program allows clients to channel their emotions and stories into vibrant artworks, which they proudly display and sell in a public gallery in Flagstaff, fostering a sense of achievement and public interaction.
  • Inclusive Operations: The unique setup of having administrative offices within the day program facility ensures that every day is filled with meaningful interactions that strengthen the bonds between staff and clients, enhancing the supportive atmosphere.

United Way Yavapai County’s Essential Support
The partnership with United Way Yavapai County has been pivotal in maintaining and expanding the foundation’s programs. This support shines brightly in initiatives like the Basic Safety Program, which includes comprehensive healthcare coordination and specialized mobility equipment, ensuring that clients with severe mobility challenges receive the care and support they deserve.

The Hozhoni Foundation is more than just a service provider; it is a vital heart of the community that champions the independence and rights of adults with disabilities. The foundation transforms lives through its comprehensive, emotionally enriching services and a commitment to dignity, bolstered by its partnership with United Way Yavapai County. It fosters a more compassionate and inclusive society.

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