This is the 14th in a 25-part series, 25 Days of Giving, that features one-minute videos on Northern Utah non-profit agencies during the month of December.
What is the name of your non-profit? Phoenix Services Corporation
Where are you located?
We have our main office in Clearfield, 1139 S State Street, Ste A1. A secondary office that serves as our Day Training site is in Murray.
What do you do? We provide a number of services:
- Supported Living Services to adults who have survived a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), and adults with other, similar disabilities. We help people live independently in the community, instead of being institutionalized. We make medical appointments and transport the person, help plan and shop for groceries, help them budget and help them perform daily living activities.
- New Choices Waivers are designed to transition medically eligible individuals from a skilled nursing facility to assisted living, and in some cases to home.
- Resource Facilitation is provided, through the State TBI Fund, to survivors of TBI. We help them find resources and services, including applying for Social Security and getting on the waiting list for DSPD (Division of Services for People with Disabilities).
- Personal assistant service helps people who work at least 40 hours per month, have a disability and are on Medicaid.
- Employment Services are offered through Vocational Rehabilitation, and supported employment.
- Educational services are available for TBI survivors and their families.
- Brain injury training is offered for professionals through the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists.
- Authorized payees for Social Security protect TBI survivors from fraud. We receive a person’s benefits and help them manage their money and pay their bills to protect vulnerable adults from others taking advantage.
You should volunteer for this program if …
You have a desire to help people be successful living in the community. We also have need of people who can help us next spring with yard work, painting our buildings and general repairs.
How can people help?
There are many needs that are not covered by state funding agencies. Some of the people we serve have no family supports. Donations are always welcome and needed for things like emergency food or rent, setting someone up in their new apartment, incentives for people to work toward and achieve their goals, and for a new building. We recently purchased the lot in front of the apartments we have and need to raise money for a new office. We would like to add more apartments for people in our services, too.
How can people contact you? Our phone number is 801-825-4535
Do you have a website? phoenixservices.org