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Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!


Founded in 1974, Rainbow Acres is a Christian community with heart that empowers adults with developmental disabilities to live to their fullest potential with dignity and purpose. We provide exceptional special needs housing, life-enriching programs, and loving, holistic healthcare in a safe, vibrant, inclusive ranch-style community. We’re located in Arizona’s scenic high desert of Verde Valley, just 1 ½ hours north of Phoenix and a short drive from Sedona. Our residents, affectionately called Ranchers, live, work, and socialize with their peers in a safe and caring environment. Love, hope, and faith create a community of authentic joy and growth. 

Heart & Home at Rainbow Acres

Rainbow Acres facilities include homes equipped to service special needs of 10 residents per house, a state-of-the-art health and wellness center, multi-purpose community center, educational classrooms, arts enrichment creative and performance spaces, a barn for horses and other animals and functional greenhouses for year-round harvests and much more.

Special Needs of Rainbow Acres Resident Ranchers

Rainbow Acres serves a population of 90 to 125 adults from ages 18 to 80s who have relocated from across the U.S. and been diagnosed with a wide range of illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Memory Impairment, OCD, Bipolar, etc. Most of the resident Ranchers manage other significant health issues such as Anxiety, Diabetes, Eyesight and Hearing Impairment and severe allergy or dietary restrictions. We offer a cultural-rich living environment and all faiths are welcome.

How will ABWCR help?

The Frese House is a place to call home for some of the more mature female residents and is one of the oldest residential houses at Rainbow Acres. This home needs a complete refurbishment since its construction over 20 years ago. 


We will be raising $30,000 to help with this need including the following:

  • Upgraded suite of new heavy duty and energy efficient appliances including electric stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and dryer

  • Suite of Great Room furniture including large sofa with durable leather upholstery, dining room table and chairs ensemble to set 12 individuals, glider recliners (4) suitable for physical challenges, flat screen smart TV for entertainment and video/streaming education

  • Replace water heaters (4)

  • Replace HVAC heat pump


Send your project money to: 


c/o Alice Gruber

1768 K-106

Minneapolis, KS 67467  


If it would be helpful to have someone come and speak in more detail about the Special Project, or for more questions, contact the Project Associate, Sherill Carlson at!

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