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Why We Are Here
The Arizona Lutheran Retirement Center (ALRC) in Phoenix, Arizona exists to provide low cost housing and community services for senior members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) who have limited resources or are indigent.  ALRC was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1976.  It is self-owned and operated with oversight by a Board of Directors made up of WELS laymen and pastoral volunteers from a Federation of Arizona WELS congregations in the greater Phoenix area.

ALRC has a full-time manager who lives on site to oversee day-to-day operations, provide spiritual and material aid, and ensure each resident has a safe and comfortable place to live.  

Residents at ALRC are faithful Christians who have spent their lives serving the Lord and others and now find themselves in need of a low-cost retirement facility. The overriding atmosphere of spiritual love and friendship among the residents provides an environment where Christian neighbors can support each other’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs and encourage each other to continue to share their faith with fellow believers and others.