“Saguaro Foundation exists to fulfill and ensure that all individuals within the foundation are looked after in the best possible way.”
– Executive Director, Edwardo Castro

Welcome to Saguaro Foundation

Saguaro Foundation was founded in 1975 with a mission to provide developmental services to all of Yuma County. Our foundation serves children and adults with an array of disabilities through day programs, residential services, group home services, behavioral health services and transportation for elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Whether you are a guardian wanting to place a loved one in one of our programs, a caretaker looking for resources and information, or an existing client, you’ve come to the right place!

Saguaro Foundation is a 501 c3, non-profit organization. We are passionate about what we do for the community and your support makes it all possible!

Why choose Saguaro?

Founded on compassion, experience, and a proactive approach to quality care.

Saguaro was started by a group of parents of adults with developmental disabilities who leaped into action as federal mandates were implemented to deinstitutionalize the care of persons with disabilities. The purpose of these policies was to return people with severe mental illness and other disabilities to their hometowns, but the action required local assistance to be available.

We build homes not houses.

Saguaro strives to provide an environment for its members that feels just like home. Every Saguaro home is furnished with supplies, decor and entertainment just like you would find in your own home. Our programs are designed to provide members with travel opportunities, community building events and social activities. Our member transportation vehicles are well maintained to ensure the safety of our members and drivers. So, why Saguaro? Because we genuinely care about providing a quality service to our members on their journey with us, every step of the way.

“Oftentimes people that can’t fend for themselves tend to get taken advantage of. In other instances, individuals with developmental disabilities live in conditions that are not apt for them. That’s why we’re here.”

Our professionally trained staff provides home and community based services, day programs to both adults and children with disabilities, and transportation within the community of Yuma County and the State of Arizona to the elderly and individuals with an array of handicaps and developmental disabilities.

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DDD Residential Services

Saguaro operates 14 residential style settings throughout Yuma County. Homes are operated 24/7 by trained and compassionate


Saguaro provides transportation within the community of Yuma County and the State of Arizona, to elderly, handicapped and

Day Programs

Saguaro Foundation specializes in a wide range of Day Treatment Programs for Adults (DTA’S) with a variety of motivating and

Home and Community Based Services

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) assist individuals with developmental disabilities that

Behavioral Health Residential Services

Saguaro operates 2 Behavioral Health residential facilities. This program is designed to provide

Our Vision & Mission

The Saguaro Foundation serves both children and adults who have disabilities, and the behavioral health community by promoting general well-being, enhancing the quality of life, and actively protecting their rights while establishing a strong, financial base.

Saguaro Foundation exists to fulfill and ensure that all individuals within the foundation are looked after in the best possible way.” – Executive Director, Edwardo Castro

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Every dollar makes a difference.

Where does my money go?

As with any non-profit, support from the community is crucial to the success of our operation. All donations made to the Saguaro Foundation directly benefit our patients by allowing us to elevate our services, support our expert staff and cover operating expenses.

Every donor has the option to earmark their contribution(s) to Saguaro. Should you choose to donate, you will be given the opportunity to specify which of our programs you would like your funds to be distributed to directly.

Saguaro Foundation is a 501 c3, non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Interested in working with Saguaro?

We have career opportunities available!

The Saguaro Foundation is expanding rapidly. As we grow, we continue to promote from within, giving members of our staff the opportunity to further their careers and extend their time within our organization. This also allows our clients and patients to have peace of mind knowing that the administrative personnel have worked their way up and will always have a hands-on, experienced approach to decision making.

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