Joni and Friends Arizona

Joni and Friends envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the Body of Christ. Locally we do this by reaching them where they live, caring for them where they are, and connecting them to where God wants them to be – knowing Him personally in a local Christ-honoring church.

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Halftime Respite Program

September 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am

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Halftime Respite Program

October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am

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News, Stories & Inspiration

Devoted Dads in Arizona

By Joni and Friends | April 20, 2021

The strain of caring for a child with special needs places additional pressure on a marriage few will ever understand. That’s why so many families affected by disability end up broken. The divorce rate of special needs families remains higher than the national average. And that’s why Joni and Friends is dedicated to doing everything we can…

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In Person Family Retreat in Arizona!

By Joni and Friends | January 23, 2021

“Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!” Psalm 98:1 We are praising God that our Joni and Friends Arizona team was able to host an in-person Family Retreat recently. And while many special needs families gathered for fun, fellowship and faith-building – socially distancing, of course – one extraordinary family really highlights the transforming power of Christ’s love…

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His Fingerprints

By Joni and Friends | January 12, 2020

This internship was an experience that was so much more than just learning about an organization or a specific area of ministry. As I think about the time I spent in Arizona with Cause 4 Life, it is something that leaves me truly in awe of how God is so present in our lives, even…

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Greet our Joni and Friends Arizona Summer Interns!

By Joni and Friends | July 5, 2016

Each of our Joni and Friends Area Ministry offices around the country welcome Summer Interns to serve in their local region. And recently, a wonderful group of interns serving at Joni and Friends Arizona visited our International Disability Center. They participated in VBS programs for disabled children, received classroom training, served in local church disability…

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Phillip’s Love Bears

By Joni and Friends | December 18, 2015

Meet Phillip — a young man with a powerful ministry! Soon after his birth, Phillip was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome. This disorder often results in low muscle tone, chronic overeating and obesity, intellectual disability and shortness in height. But it’s because of Phillip’s experience with disability and suffering, that…

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Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020!

By Joni and Friends | March 30, 2015

As you already know, we have a bold and exciting new initiative to send 100,000 wheelchairs by the year 2020! It’s a big dream…one that only God can accomplish, with your faithful prayers and gifts. And boy do I get excited when I see Area ministries like the one in Arizona holding a Wheelchair Drive…

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Kid Challenge (Part 2)

By Joni and Friends | June 18, 2014

Last month we told the story about the boys and girls in Arizona who competed to see who could raise the most money for wheelchairs. And the girls won! Today a new challenge starts. The wheelchairs these kids helped with are now in Poland (a country in Europe), and today the Wheels for the World…

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We Need Your Help at Family Retreat!

By Joni and Friends | May 9, 2014

Family Retreats are around the corner and we need your help! The success of any Joni and Friends Family Retreat depends largely on having enough ‘helping hands’ to serve the special-needs families who attend. This year, most of our Family Retreats filled up very quickly with families – but we do not have enough volunteer Short-Term Missionaries (STMs) to serve…

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AZA UnitedArizona Autism United, Inc. is a not-for-profit human service co-op providing services to children with autism spectrum disorders in Arizona.
Ability360Ability360 is a not-for-profit that offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. Ability360 also opertaes the Sports and Fitness Center on campus.
ACDLThe Arizona Center for Disability Law is a not-for-profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory and cognitive disabilities.
Arizona Spinal Cord Injury AssociationArizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is a not-for-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. AZSCI also offers support and education to family members, professionals and community members.
Brain Injury Alliance ArizonaBrain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) is the only statewide organization in Arizona dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with brain injuries and their families.
Church Training ResourcesThe Irresistible Church series, presented by Joni and Friends, is designed to help not only transform the Church, but also provide the practical steps and activities to put flesh around the heart of the Church.
NAMI ArizonaNAMI Arizona is a grassroots organization of individuals and families whose lives are affected by mental illness. Through education, advocacy, and support, NAMI increases awareness of mental health, creates community participation and provides services that enable individuals to be successful.
(602) 244-8166
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyThe National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter, is a not-for-profit health agency serving more than 8.000 Arizonans living with MS and their families. The Chapter provides disease education, information & referral, assistance with employment and financial concerns and more.
Raising Special KidsRaising Special Kids is a not-for-profit organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and special health needs in Arizona. All programs and services are provide to families free of charge.
SymbiusSymbius Medical offers an extensive selection of products for most in-home treatment or rehabilitation programs prescribed, with products to match your needs and budget.
(602) 507-4212
Valley Center of the DeafValley Center of the Deaf empowers individuals of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing communities.

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Phone: (602) 275-2568 
Fax: (602) 275-2691 

5025 E Washington Street, Suite 106
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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