Member David Williams will travel to
Seattle then Abu Dhabi for Special Olympics
Around three years ago, David Williams decided to give basketball a try. David really enjoyed basketball and decided to join the VALLEYLIFE Vipers Special Olympics Basketball team. That first year, David won a gold medal. The next year, he transferred to a day program at another organization, but continued to play Special Olympics Basketball in the new program. He has since won two more gold medals. This summer David will travel with Team AZ to complete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Then next March, David is scheduled to travel to Abu Dhabi to play basketball in the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
David became a Member of VALLEYLIFE in 2014 when he joined both Day and Vocational Services. David started working in VALLEYLIFE’s Group Supported Employment program performing pool and landscaping services when he first joined VALLEYLIFE’s Vocational program. Later, when pool and landscaping services were discontinued, David moved to the janitorial services program and has worked there ever since. To read more about David and his Special Olympics journey please click here.
At VALLEYLIFE, everyone matters. No person in our community should ever be overlooked or ignored because of a physical or mental disability. Sadly, every day here in Arizona, that’s exactly what happens.
Without VALLEYLIFE, many of those we serve would be forgotten, abandoned, or become homeless or imprisoned.
VALLEYLIFE is a nonprofit organization that provides premier services to individuals with disabilities to enhance their quality of life. We are committed to helping people with disabilities in our community by enriching their lives with rewarding experiences and valuable opportunities. We enable them to live a life with choices, independence and dignity. Our services are delivered through our caring and dedicated staff, specialized programs and advocacy.
VALLEYLIFE is a 501(c)3 organization. Since 1947, we have been assisting individuals with disabilities in the greater Phoenix community in the pursuit of a full and meaningful life.
VALLEYLIFE also operates a commercial printing company, Williams Express Document & Print Services, as well as an on-site production center, and janitorial, landscaping and pool services.
Our members represent diverse ethnic backgrounds and range in age from one to more than 86 years old. VALLEYLIFE members’ diagnoses range from physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities, to behavioral health diagnoses, age-related conditions, mental illness and traumatic brain injury.
We service a full range of disabilities and by supporting such a broad spectrum of individuals; we have an in depth understanding of how disability affects each person’s life and what support they need. This allows us to successfully customize our state-of-the-art, innovative offerings to fit the unique goals of each and every person we serve. Additionally, without focusing on a specific disability, we are able to serve a greater number of people.
At VALLEYLIFE, we understand that while our members may all have very different diagnoses, they all share the need to live full, happy and independent lives, and we are dedicated to ensuring their success.
Our main campus is located in the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix, AZ. We are located at 1142 W. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85021. Please come by and take a tour. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit the “Contact Us” page of our website for a map and driving directions.
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