Treasure House began as the vision of Kurt and Brenda Warner out of love for their son Zachary — who was unable to receive the kind of care that would enable him to live a more fulfilling and independent life with the resources available to him in Arizona.
Kurt and Brenda admired the supportive living community Zachary was able to experience out of state and wanted to bring the concept to their home state of Arizona, creating a space that focused on respect and community and allowed residents to live more meaningful lives that allowed them to gain independence and contribute to society.
“We were inspired by how much Zack was able to accomplish in a supportive living community where he was able to cultivate a sense of independence and enjoy meaningful social relationships,” said Brenda Warner. “We wanted more young adults to be able to experience these benefits and knew this kind of community would add a lot of value to Arizona.”
Now, Treasure House is welcoming its first cohort of six residents to the unique nonprofit apartment community in Glendale.
“We are thrilled to welcome our first residents and support them in building a vibrant, supportive and very active community,” said president and CEO TrixieAnn Golberg. “We look forward to seeing how the power of a supportive community allows each resident to thrive, share their talents and lead their fullest lives. We are already experiencing how Treasure House is transforming their lives, their families and shining a light into the broader community.
Treasure House is the first and only Arizona living community applying this unique individualized approach blending support for independence with community building.
“In selecting Treasure House as their adult home, residents experience the thrill of independence, stability and a trusted foundation from which to grow and set new goals and aspirations for their lives,” Ms. Golberg said. “Our residents range from new high school graduates experiencing life away from home in a ‘campus’ setting to young adults who have experienced other housing options and are attracted to the unique balance of safety, independence and community Treasure House offers.”
Each resident has their own studio apartment and enjoys a community family room, game room, patio, recreation area, and family-style kitchen.
Treasure House’s programming allows residents to cultivate independence by providing employment opportunities, social interaction, health and wellness support and life skills. Residents also enjoy a robust calendar of events that includes fitness, volunteering, community events, music, theater, arts, game nights, sports opportunities, and pursuit of individual hobbies and interests.
Treasure House specializes in developing individualized strategies and supports for young adults with cognitive disabilities with emphasis and expertise in the areas of learning, memory, concentration and decision-making.
The residence serves individuals in their 20s and 30s who no longer receive federally mandated educational services and who want to build productive, meaningful and connected lives. The house seeks to maintain a capacity of 26 residents and will be accepting applications for admissions on an ongoing basis, enrolling new residents in cohorts.
TREASURE HOUSE Phoenix, co-founded by Brenda and Kurt Warner, is a non-profit supportive community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for them to gain their independence and live a full life. It features 30 individual apartment units in an award-winning architect designed facility. Treasure House has been the recipient of a broad base of community support from organizations including the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Cardon Development Group, National Bank of Arizona, Ashley Furniture, the Arizona Cardinals, the Arizona Coyotes, Steele Foundation, Thunderbirds Charities, MT Builders and many others. For more information about this 501(c)(3) nonprofit, visit www.treasurehouse.org.