Yavapai Exceptional Industries (YEI!) was founded in 1974 by area business leaders and families as a charitable, non-profit organization purposed to creating opportunities in the economy and the community for adults with disabilities. YEI! is the first-choice for people who yearn to fully integrate into the community, making lasting contributions to their households and hometowns while extenuating all their native gifts.
It’s obvious from the first time you step into any of our production areas and training facilities, that we continue to be the most joyful place to work in the Central Highlands.
Three training, employment and activity centers are strategically arrayed throughout the Central Highlands, making access to our programs family-friendly. YEI! also operates Men’s and Women’s “family-style” group homes. Though a wait-list for each residence exists, applications are encouraged. In the meantime, fully-furnished guest rooms are available for “WeekEnd (or week-day!) Warriors”, giving family-caregivers a break, and our guests a “stay-cation” in grand style!