--   Phone 505-782-5798   --   PO Drawer 989  Zuni, NM  87327   --  
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Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises Inc. (ZEE) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1989 to provide persons with developmental disabilities needed services to enhance and empower them to become involved in their community and to be as independent as possible.  Services currently provided by the organization include the following:

         Vocational training designed to give the individual the skills needed to be successful in work.

         Employment opportunities that match the person, and their unique skills with community based employment.

         Independent living skills needed to be involved and active in their community.

         Supported Living that allows persons to live in the community and receive needed supports.

         Assisted Living which provide periodic support for persons who desire to live independently as possible in their community.

         Personal care services which provide qualified care providers on a one to one basis for person with developmental disabilities to enhance their daily living skills.

         Respite services which provide primary caregivers and families with the opportunity to take a break from the endeavors of daily care for a disabled family member.

These services are provided in accordance with the eligibility criteria established by the State of New Mexico Department of Health, Long Term Services Division, Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Program.

Training and employment opportunities are provided through the operation of an individual supported employment program that matches consumers to available jobs within the community.  Persons are provided with the individual supports needed to be successful in this community employment.

Service offered and provided by Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises Inc. are provided through a contract for services and provider agreement with the State of New Mexico Department of Health.  Persons referred to the agency will need to complete an appropriate application for services and must meet the definition of developmentally disabled.  This definition is provided as follows:

A severe and chronic disability attributable to mental or physical impairment that is manifested before the person reaches age twenty-two and is likely to continue indefinitely.  In addition, there must be substantial functional limitations on three or more of the following major life activities.

*Self care

*Receptive or expressive language.

*Learning

*Mobility  

*Self direction

*Capacity for independent living

*Economic self sufficiency  

Persons diagnosed as mentally retarded, cerebral palsied, epileptic or autistic and have at least one limitation as noted above are considered developmentally disabled.

Services are provided to developmentally disabled adults residing within the Zuni Indian reservation and southern McKinley County.

The agency is able to provide these services by operating a U.S. Department of Labor certified supported employment program.   The agency also works in close conjunction with the Zuni Vocational Rehabilitation Program to provide comprehensive supporting services including: outreach, referral, physical, speech therapy and other specialized services needed.

The program is certified by National Industries for the Severely Handicapped Inc. (NISH) and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Services provided by ZEE Inc. are on a fee for service basis based on income.   It must be noted that under no circumstances will any individual in need by turned away due to lack of financial resources.  The agency will also assist the eligible individual with locating appropriate fee sponsorships. 

Persons diagnosed as mentally retarded, cerebral palsied, epileptic or autistic and have at least one limitation as noted above are considered developmentally disabled.


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For more information on the program, services and eligibility requirements, please contact our offices by calling (505)782-5798 or writing ZEE Inc., P.O. Drawer 989, Zuni, New Mexico 87327

Email: larryalflen@zeeinc.org