About Us

Our History

Anodyne Independent Living Specialists provides residential, home, and community-based services to children and adults with Developmental Disabilities. Anodyne is a Greek word meaning comfort – we believe that every individual has the right to develop to his or her maximum potential in a dignified and respectful environment while living a life full of joy and purpose.

Marilyn Crawford founded Anodyne in 1979 under the name of Habilitation & Independent Living Specialists as a single residential group home for men with developmental disabilities. David “Rusty” Woods acquired the agency in 2007 and has since expanded the company to several residential group homes and additional services including Adult/Child Developmental Homes, Habilitation and Respite services.

Anodyne is a contracted Qualified Vendor with the Arizona Department of Economic Security – Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES-DDD), and has established a wide range of services to meet the needs of this diverse population.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional services at home and in the community to individuals with Developmental Disabilities, empowering them to lead rich and meaningful lives by striving for independence, creating meaningful connections, and reaching for their maximum potential.

Our Vision

Anodyne Independent Living Specialists provides services throughout Phoenix and its surrounding areas. We are excited to continue to grow with these communities and are committed to maintaining the atmosphere of family, community involvement, and individuality that Ms. Crawford founded in 1979.