Benevilla's client-centered programs are made possible by more than 550 volunteers and 125 employees. Our programs include: Volunteer Home Services: Volunteers provide services for elderly and disabled adults, including grocery shopping, assisted transportation to medical appointments, friendly visitors, handyman services, and weekly errands. Benevilla CARES Information & Resources: Human services professionals help those in need identify, understand and use community services. Adult Life Enrichment Day Programs: Our five-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 1-5 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 spend with older adults. Birt's Bistro: This café, catering service and bookstore is an all community gathering space where classes are held and works by local artists are featured. 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.
In 2017, Benevilla volunteers provided 29,605 hours of service to our clients, including more than 1,244 grocery deliveries, 2,625 escorted rides, and 654 in-person visits. In addition, Benevilla CARES provided information and referrals to more than 4000 callers and held 160 Caregiver Support Group sessions that had a combined attendance of 1,470.
"I've been very fortunate to have met Mike (my Benevilla Home Services volunteer). For over a year he has made my golden years even more golden since he shops for me and not matter how long the list, he brings me everything. Having this wonderful and caring volunteer gives me more incentive to keep myself moving and to care for myself. Thank you Benevilla!"
"I hope donors understand that their gifts means so much. For me it means that I have a piece of my life back. I feel like Jan again. Some of my joy has returned because my burden is shared with the caring staff at Benevilla."
"I just couldn't put the pieces together...The Benevilla Caregiver Support friendships touched my heart and saved my life."
Started by and for our community in 1981, Benevilla enriches lives of West Valley residents by serving older adults, adults with disabilities, children and the families who care for them. To accomplish our mission of enriching lives, Benevilla provides services that address the day-to-day physical, intellectual, emotional and social development needs of children, families, older adults and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Phoenix Metro's West Valley.