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Improving Lives.
Strengthening Family.
Building Community.

We build healthy communities by providing shelter, affordable housing, and culturally competent healing. This is the Native American response to homelessness, addiction, and wellness.

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Improving Lives Since 1972

Over 50 Years of Trusted Care

We have been improving lives, strengthening families, and building healthy communities since our start as a small, grassroots organization operating one program for Native American men in recovery.

Today, we own / operate 26 sites in the Greater Phoenix area, touching the lives of 10,000 individuals and families each year.

Our Story

Traditional Healing
Traditional Healing

Addressing Addiction & Behavioral Health with Cultural Competence

For thousands of years, spiritual and ceremonial practices have been essential for healing. Traditional healing ceremonies are interwoven with research-based best practices throughout our health programs.

We believe a whole person approach is necessary for achieving and maintaining good health.

How Culture Heals

Culture and Community

NAC preserves, protects, and celebrates Native American identity and culture. We tell the authentic story of the Indian Boarding School experience to educate and connect our community to indigenous culture, teaching the history of forced assimilation and the legacy of trauma endured by generations of children, parents, entire communities and cultures.

Our culture informs our decisions and guides our service to homeless and low-income individuals and families experiencing some of the greatest health disparities in Arizona.

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Telling Authentic Stories

Our traditions are the foundation of our organization - explore, learn, and utilize resources available for all.

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Get the support you need with health, housing, and community services available at Native American Connections.

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Ways to Get Involved

Your support changes lives and builds healthy communities. Find ways to get involved.

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A "chronically homeless" individual is defined to mean a homeless individual with a disability who lives either in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter or in an institutional care facility if the individual has been living in the facility for fewer than ninety (90) days and had been living in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven or in an emergency shelter immediately before entering the institutional care facility. In order to meet the ‘‘chronically homeless’’ definition, the individual also must have been living as described above continuously for at least twelve (12) months or on at least four (4) separate occasions in the last three (3) years, where the combined occasions total a length of time of at least twelve (12) months. Each period separating the occasions must include at least seven (7) nights of living in a situation other than a place not meant for human habitation, in an emergency shelter or in a safe haven.

Federal nondiscrimination laws define a person with a disability to include any (1) individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) individual with a record of such impairment; or (3) individual who is regarded as having such an impairment. In general, a physical or mental impairment includes, but is not limited to, examples of conditions such as orthopedic, visual, speech and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), developmental disabilities, mental illness, drug addiction, and alcoholism.