There are approximately 254,000 seniors or adults with disabilities that are residents of the Phoenix Metro West Valley. Many of them do not have a support network to help them remain independent at home. Benevilla helps meet the urgent needs of older adults through our Volunteer Home Services program by providing volunteer assisted grocery shopping assistance, transportation to vital medical appointments, emergency errands (pharmacy), and friendly phone pals. These services have become even more vital during the COVID-19 crisis, as older adults that are not usually homebound are being advised to stay home to avoid serious complications or death from the virus.
Benevilla's client-centered programs are made possible by more than 200 volunteers and 109 employees. Our programs include:
Volunteer Home Services: Volunteers provide services for elderly and disabled adults, currently including grocery shopping, assisted transportation to essential medical appointments, emergency errands, and phone pals.
Benevilla CARES Information & Resources: Human services professionals help those in need identify, understand and use community services.
Adult Life Enrichment Day Programs: Our four adult day programs provide an enriching experience for those who no longer can care for themselves, while simultaneously providing respite for caregivers. Each center features specialized programming to meet specific needs (i.e. memory care, physical therapy, intellectual challenges).
Wirtzie's Child Development Center: This preschool and childcare program provides a safe and nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks-5 years old to explore and grow.
Art's Center for All Ages - Intergenerational Program: This joint program between Wirtzie's and Lucy Anne's Place Life Enrichment Day Program provides structured time for children to interact with older adults. (Due to COVID-19 concerns these activities are currently being done virtually.)
Family Resource Center: The FRC provides parents and caregivers of children (birth-5) access to information and resources around child development, health and parenting and has a support groups for kinship families where non-parental relatives serve as the child's primary caregiver.
"During this pandemic I have had to remain at home due to health risks. I live alone and have no close family or neighbors. I have relied on Benevilla Home Services to help get my groceries. Once I ran out of milk before my regular delivery day and my Home Services volunteer made a special trip to bring me a gallon of milk on her way from work. She brightens every Friday when she delivers my groceries." ~Jean, Home Services Client
"I am so appreciative of Benevilla and the wonderful volunteer that assisted me when I wasn't able to drive and be as independent. I truly do not know what I would have done without the help, as I have no family that lives nearby, and I did not know where to turn." ~Mary, Home Services client
Started by and for our community in 1981, Benevilla enriches lives of community residents by serving older adults, adults with disabilities, children and the families who care for them in Phoenix Metro's West Valley.