Everyone matters, and no person in our community should ever be overlooked or ignored because of a physical or mental disability. Sadly, everyday here in Arizona, that’s exactly what happens.
Without VALLEYLIFE, many of those we serve would be
forgotten, abandoned, or become homeless or imprisoned.
At VALLEYLIFE, we are committed to providing high quality programs and services to disabled individuals and their families who require a family living environment, vocational training, day program services or in-home care. Hundreds of parents throughout our community depend on VALLEYLIFE to provide safe, loving and consistent care to their children and adult family members with special needs. Our programs provide reliable, caring and nurturing environments for their loved ones. For most of these families, this type of care is critical to ensure the very survival of their family. Without the type of support we provide, many families would find themselves unable to maintain full-time employment, living at or below the poverty level, or becoming homeless. Other parents need qualified caregivers to provide respite from the enormous demands of caring for a special needs adult or child twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Right now, every day, VALLEYLIFE provides vitally
needed services to over 450 individuals.
VALLEYLIFE is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Since 1947, we have been assisting disabled members of the Greater Phoenix community in their pursuit of full and meaningful lives. 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 constituents.
At VALLEYLIFE, we understand that while our Members may all have very different diagnoses, they all share the need to live a full, happy and independent life, and we are dedicated to ensuring their success. By choosing to support our programs, you or your company will provide much needed support to your fellow community members.
Our Members represent diverse ethnic backgrounds and range in age from 1 to more than 85 years old. Diagnoses range from mild to profound cognitive disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s, autism, serious mental illness, mobility/hearing/vision impairments and traumatic brain injury.
Our main campus is located in the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix, Arizona. Please come by and take a tour. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. We are located at 1142 West Hatcher Road, Phoenix, Arizona, 85021. Visit the “Contact Us” page of the website for a map and driving directions.
Alice M. Robertson-Bailey
Alice M. Robertson-Bailey, 92, of Phoenix Arizona passed away on April 8, 2013. She was born in Mitchell, Indiana, where she met and married her high school sweetheart Donald A. Robertson.
The couple moved to Arizona in 1961 where Alice worked as a real estate broker and owned and operated Four-Star Realty. She was a long-time member of the Eastern Star Masonic Lodge, where she held the office of "Grand Organist" for the State of Arizona. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of VALLEYLIFE. After her husband Donald passed away, Alice remarried James R. Bailey, who also proceeded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Katy White, 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, 4 nephews, 1 niece and 16 great nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4930 E Greenway Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to VALLEYLIFE, 1142 W. Hatcher Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85021. Arrangements by Hansen Mortuary, (602) 944-1561.