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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional services at home and in the community to individuals with Developmental Disabilities, empowering them to lead rich and meaningful lives by striving for independence, creating meaningful connections, and reaching for their maximum potential.

Our Vision

Anodyne Independent Living Specialists provides services throughout Phoenix and its surrounding areas. We are excited to continue to grow with these communities and are committed to maintaining the atmosphere of family, community involvement, and individuality that Ms. Crawford founded in 1979.

Our Director

I’ve been committed to helping vulnerable members of our community for the last 30 years through my work in the child welfare system, crisis and suicide prevention, and as a family counselor. When I became Executive Director of Anodyne in 2007, it was a natural extension of that passion. I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a fulfilling life in an environment that respects their individuality. That has been the driving principle in expanding our services from adult residential group homes to now include child group homes, child and adult developmental homes, habilitation, respite, and attendant care services. Our diverse, talented, dedicated team of caregivers and providers are now able to support a broader range of Arizonans.

My goal for Anodyne is to provide the specialized support each of our client’s needs so that families can focus on being families. I hope that if you have a loved one who needs support, or if you have a passion for helping others, you will join us on this journey.

-David “Rusty” Woods, MC, LPC, Executive Director

Our Services

Residential
Group
Homes

Adult
Developmental
Homes

Child
Developmental
Homes

 

Habilitation

 

 

Respite

 

 

Attendant Care

 

Our Reviews

“Our son just celebrated his 63rd birthday. He has been with Anodyne for 15 years and has thrived. The staff at Anodyne and the caregivers work very hard to maintain the fine relationships that they have with the clients who depend on them. It gives us peace of mind knowing that our son is with Anodyne.”

-Bill and Ona, Parents

“As a parent of a young adult in Anodyne’s care, I couldn’t be happier with the level of and quality of care. Staff and administration have gone above and beyond to get to know my son and tailor his services to his personality and needs. They are responsive to family inquiries and welcome our involvement in all aspects of his life. Because of Anodyne, I can sleep at night, knowing my son is well taken care of and appreciated for who he is.”

-Eileen, Parent

“Our son has been with Anodyne for 3 years. As his parents, we are thankful to have found somewhere that he wants to call home! Anodyne has offered our son growth opportunities and community involvement! Thank you for answering our vendor call, our son has grown so much in the past three years.”

-Ray and April, Parents

“I would recommend Anodyne to anyone searching for a caring home in which to place a child or adult. My son has been with Anodyne for years and recently transitioned from a children’s home to an adult one. The Anodyne staff has worked with him tirelessly throughout all of his challenges, always keeping his safety and well-being in mind. My husband and I feel blessed to have found Mr. Woods and his staff.”

-Phyllis and Terry, Parents

Our Reviews

“I would recommend Anodyne to anyone searching for a caring home in which to place a child or adult. My son has been with Anodyne for years and recently transitioned from a children’s home to an adult one. The Anodyne staff has worked with him tirelessly throughout all of his challenges, always keeping his safety and well-being in mind. My husband and I feel blessed to have found Mr. Woods and his staff.”

-Phyllis and Terry, Parents

“Our son just celebrated his 63rd birthday. He has been with Anodyne for 15 years and has thrived. The staff at Anodyne and the caregivers work very hard to maintain the fine relationships that they have with the clients who depend on them. It gives us peace of mind knowing that our son is with Anodyne.”

-Bill and Ona, Parents

“Our son has been with Anodyne for 3 years. As his parents, we are thankful to have found somewhere that he wants to call home! Anodyne has offered our son growth opportunities and community involvement! Thank you for answering our vendor call, our son has grown so much in the past three years.”

-Ray and April, Parents

Join Our Team

If you want to make an impact in your community, join our team of dedicated caregivers and providers who are specially trained to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Apply today!

“Since I’ve been working here, I’ve experienced nothing but love and laughter and a lot of smiling. Every time I walk in the office I am treated with nothing but respect. Thank you, Anodyne.”

-Amber
Habilitation & Respite Provider