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I'm Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life
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Right . . . I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
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On September 4,
2009, there was a memorial service
for Kris Allen Olson,
Mesa, AZ on October 8, 1977. Kris
passed away on August 28,
2009. May he rest in Peace. We loved him and will miss him very much.
Kris was our
inspiration for founding Kokopelli Group Homes. Without him there
probably would be no Group Home as Kokopelli is. We have helped so many
transition back to society and will continue to prosper in the days
ahead. Kris was our guide in the development and spirit of our business.
We appreciate the support of all the Health Services that have helped Kris
and many many others.
by his mother Dorothy Olson, step-father Steven Collins, father Jim
Olson and step mother Barbara Olson, grandmothers Eleanor Bautch and Pat Almy, Ron and Lexa Bautch, Jim
and Janet Bautch, Pattie and Gene McDevitt, Theresa and Bob Windjue and
many friends in the community.
were held at the Allen Funeral Home located at
1130 S Horne,
Mesa, AZ 85204.
The Kokopelli is a humped backed flute player, a mythical Hopi symbol of
replenishment, music and dance. His whimsical nature, charitable deeds, and
vital spirit give him a prominent position in Native American mysticism. The Kokopelli is considered a symbol of fertility who brought well-being to the
people, assuring success in hunting, planting and growing crops, and human
conception. The Kokopelli would melt the winter snow and create rain,
ensuring a good harvest. The Kokopelli Group Homes wish to follow the tradition
and create a positive atmosphere for our residents, so they can become
Kokopelli Group Home, is a community lifestyle for
people who need a little extra help. We are here to facilitate
our Program Participants to achieve a
self-fulfilling lifestyle. We offer many amenities not
available in other facilities. A safe, clean and
comfortable lifestyle. Entertainment and Health
Conditioning, Education in house,
including computer training, Speakers from the community and much more.
Kokopelli is active in the promotion of the
Group Home community.
Kokopelli is a supporter of many organizations
(i.e., Association of Halfway Houses Alcoholism Programs (AHHAP),
Community Bridges, etc.). We encourage Group Homes (aka Halfway Houses, Transitional
Facilities, etc) become assets to the community by registering with the
community and meeting the local Fire Department requirements. This means
paying the appropriate taxes, being inspected to assure that safety is
paramount, and working closely with the community leaders to resolves any
outstanding issues. Kokopelli has worked hard to help develop standards of practice and quality of
service guidelines for our industry. If a Group Home does not display a
License to operate a business and a
Fire Safety Operational Permit, then the
Group Home may not be a legitimate operating business. These should be
displayed at the Front Entrance of the building. If the documents are not
displayed, ask for them or walk away. As many know, Kokopelli has been
promoting fairness of the City of Mesa for several years. This includes
newspaper interviews and attendance at many
City Council meetings and
individual meetings with the Mayor, Fire Department Chief and
Commanders for our locations.
Our goal is to encourage each person to
recognize their significance to society and become responsible to contribute
to society rather than just use society, and not wandering through life, but
living life. If everyone contributes then everyone will benefit and future
societies will flourish.
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