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The mission of Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises (ZEE)/Empowerment Inc. is to provide effective and comprehensive vocational training, meaningful employment opportunities and needed independent living skills for developmentally disabled adults within the Zuni Reservation, Southern McKinley County and Cibola County.  The agency will accomplish this mission by operating comprehensive employment, personal care, and supervised/supported living programs that provide real work, wages and personalized care as a mechanism for the developmentally disabled adults we serve to live independently in the community.

The agency will also ensure that disabled individuals receive needed support services so they may live independent and productive lives. 

Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises (ZEE)/Empowerment Inc. will act as an advocate for any developmentally disabled person in need so that their rights as human beings are honored and their dignity is respected. 

In providing employment services, personal care, supervised and supported living services, Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises (ZEE)/Empowerment Inc. will provide training and opportunities leading to full inclusion and participation in community activities. 


This involves:


Community presence - Sharing the physical environment that defines community life. 

Choice – Empowering the individual to make decisions in both everyday and life determinant matters. 


Competency - The opportunity to demonstrate one's value and abilities to others and one's self. 


Goal setting - Establishing and achieving goals for one's self. 


Respect – The opportunity to be respected for what one is and does.  Eliminating the stereotype that often follows the term "disabled". 


Community Participation - The opportunity to be actively and purposefully involved in the community.

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