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About Rainbow Acres

Rainbow Acres is a Christian community with heart that empowers persons with developmental disabilities to live to their fullest potential with dignity and purpose. We provide exceptional housing, life-enriching programs, and loving, holistic care in a safe, vibrant, inclusive ranch-style community.

Our residents, called Ranchers, are valued as individuals. Each is important, personally known by caregivers and staff, and nurtured to live a happy and full life. Ranchers live, work and socialize with their peers on the ranch, and are also important members in the local community, where many Ranchers work, volunteer, take classes and participate in activities.

Rainbow Acres is anchored in the core values of faith, hope, love and compassion, and all care is delivered by the principles of the Golden Rule. These values become part of each Rancher, caregiver and employee and are manifest in a friendly community that is filled with remarkable and authentic joy and growth. New milestones, miracles, and expanded capabilities of the Ranchers are witnessed every day. It’s a place where friends become family, and Rainbow Acres becomes home.

Rainbow Acres offers a private-pay assisted living community with a wide variety of programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Additional information about Rainbow Acres:

  • Not-for profit, 501(c)(3)  
  • Employs over 75 people (including caregivers, educators and nursing staff) 
  • Licensed by the State of Arizona Department of Health Services 
  • Governed by an independent, all-volunteer Board of Trustees 
  • Regulated by state and county health, environmental and transportation agencies as well as Camp Verde building codes 
  • Member, Arizona Chapter of Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) 
  • Related to the American Baptist Churches (ABC), USA Board of General Ministries and Associated Ministries Organization 
  • Member, American Baptist Home Mission Society 
  • Member, American Baptist Homes and Caring Ministries 
  • Member, American Baptist Foundation 
  • Member, United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries 
  • Accredited by the EAGLE (Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence) Commission of the United Methodist Association 
  • 2015 EAGLE Best Practice Award – Fine Arts Painting program 
  • 2013 ALFA Shining Star Award – Innovative Use of the Yamaha Clavinova Connection 
  • 2014 ALFA Shining Star Award – Nurse of the Year for Christine Walker, RN, Director of Health and Wellness 
  • 2015 ALFA Shining Star Award – Caregiver of the Year for Sandy Koonce, who has been employed at Rainbow Acres (first as a houseparent, then as a caregiver) for over 20 years 
  • 2015 Employer of the Year Award (for lowest turnover rates) – Northern Arizona Council of Governments 
  • 2015 Spirit of Sedona Award as Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona 
  • 2016 Platinum Award for Successful Blood Drives – United Blood Services 
  • 2015, 2016 and 2017 Golden Plate Award for Food Safety in the Commercial Kitchen at Palmer Community Center – Yavapai County 
  • 2018 Shining Star Award for outstanding non-profit management –Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County 
Recent awards received by Rainbow Acres on display shelf

Rainbow Acres awards (from left to right): Spirit of Sedona Awards Ceremony photo; the 2015 Spirit of Sedona Award for Non-Profit Organization of the Year (from the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona); the 2015 Best Practice Award for the Fine Arts Program (from the EAGLE Accreditation Commission); the 2013 Shining Star Award for Innovative Use of Clavinova Connection and the 2015 Chairman’s Distinguished Employer of the Year Award (from the Northern Arizona Council of Governments).