PLAN of Arizona was incorporated in May 1994, as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation by a group of parents who were concerned about the future of their children with disabilities. These Arizona families shared the same concern of having a son, daughter, or other loved one disabled by mental health issues or other disabilities. They knew the public health system could not offer the same type of support that families provide. They all asked, “Who will care when I am not there?” For a long time, there was no answer. This critical concern resulted in the creation of the Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) of Arizona.
For more than 25 years, PLAN of Arizona has committed itself to meet the needs of individuals with special needs. All of the volunteer board members and paid staff are friends or family members of individuals with varying disabilities or have extensive experience working with this population. Every member is passionate about the services PLAN of Arizona provides.