Shelter & Housing Emergencies
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) offers programs and services to help you with finding shelter and housing during a time of need. Services include short-term crisis services for low-income families, domestic violence resources and services, homelessness resources and services, and utility assistance.
Treasure House is a unique active living community for young adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities.
Supportive housing for adults with autism, Down syndrome and other neurodiversities. Residential transition program for adults with autism.
Luna Azul is a unique residential neighborhood designed specifically for people with life challenges. It is a place where residents can live permanently, while enjoying a sense of security, and making lasting friendships.
Residential Support Services (DDD)
Independent Living Option
- Individually designed living arrangements (IDLAs): Homes rented or owned by members in the community. IDLAs provide teaching support and personal care for members. This type of setting may also be called “Supported Living”.
- Developmental Home: A Developmental Home is a family home in which a licensed caregiver provides full-time care and supervision for up to three individuals with developmental disabilities. Child Developmental Homes serve members under the age of 18 and Adult Developmental Homes serve members ages 18 and over.
- Group Homes and Nursing Supported Group Homes
- Group Homes: Provide staff who are awake 24-hours a day to meet a member’s needs and help them learn skills. Ideal for members who need more assistance with independent skills, including cleaning, hygiene, self-help, etc. Most homes are licensed for three to four members (no more than six).
- Nursing Supported Group Homes: Similar to Group Homes, but Members living in nursing supported group homes must be assessed to receive skilled nursing assistance as part of their DDD Person-Centered Service Plan.
- Assisted Living Centers/Homes: A residential care facility licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to provide supervisory care, personal care, or direct care services as defined in the Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.), Title 9, Chapter 10, Article 8. These settings are designed for members who are unable to live in their own home, but do not need nursing facility care.
- Intermediate Care Facilities: An institutional setting for members with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) that requires specialized services and active treatment. Services are provided at both private and state operated facilities.