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Phoenix Association of the Deaf, Inc. was initiated by six deaf adults in March 1947, and was first called “The Phoenix Silent Club”. At this initial meeting were Vito Don Diego, Loel and Herb Schriebner, Billy and Grace Wherry and Denzil Rue Shurtz. Mr. Don Diego was elected the first president. Loel Schnebner, secretary and William Wherry, treasurer. The meetings were held at the downtown Phoenix YMCA.The objective of the Association shall be to work toward social community service and common interests of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind community.The Association shall strive to promote the educational, social and economic well being of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind members and the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Community.The Phoenix Association of the Deaf, Inc. is a unique community organization serving the Phoenix area deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind people and owns the Phoenix Deaf Community Center, where it offers social events, education, seminars, and support programs.

American Diabetes Association

Arizonans and New Mexicans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes. Today, nearly 700,000 Arizonans and 222,000 New Mexicans have diabetes – that’s almost 1 million people across the two states! The American Diabetes Association can provide resources for you and your family about all types of diabetes as well as information for caregivers and others affected indirectly by the disease.

Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed, have been fighting against type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a while, or are helping a loved one, you’ve come to the right place.

This is the start of gaining a deeper understanding of how you can live a healthier life—with all the tools, health tips, and food ideas you need. Wherever you’re at with this disease, know that you have options and that you don’t have to be held back. You can still live your best life. All you have to do is take action and stick with it.The American Diabetes Association’s Arizona & New Mexico office is committed to educating our communities about how to Stop Diabetes and supporting those living with the disease.


Halo Animal Rescue

HALO is an acronym that stands for Helping Animals Live On. It is a succinct, four-word definition of what we are here for.  It is the reason each and every employee and volunteer puts two feet on the ground.  It is a passion that goes beyond just loving dogs and cats.  It is a driving force in our lives; to make this community, this world, a safe place for homeless pets.

Located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, HALO Animal Rescue is a safety net for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year.  We are a no-kill facility, which means we never euthanize an animal because we have run out of room, but it also means we are limited in the animals we can take in at any given time.    These animals are lovingly cared for while they are prepared for adoption, and then they are adopted into loving homes.

Our Commitment goes beyond just caring for the animals within our shelter, we are working to create a better welfare system for all the animals in this community and beyond.  We feel it is critical to continue to nurture relationships with other welfare agencies to create life-saving strategies so we can all fully utilize our available resources to save as many lives as possible.