About Us

Since its inception in 1973, Ebony House, Inc. has provided effective quality behavioral health programming in the community. It is the only residential Substance Abuse treatment facility in Arizona that consistently targets African Americans. The organization was founded by three recovering alcoholics, Elbertzena Fontenot, C.T. “Black Wally” Wallace, and James Johnson. This trio saw a need in the Phoenix black community for a treatment facility that would address alcoholism. Since its beginnings, Ebony House has evolved to treat individuals of all ethnicities with substance abuse, and/or behavioral health issues.

Ebony House services the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area, Maricopa County, and many other counties within the State of Arizona.

Developing a reputation as a full comprehensive service provider, Ebony House has moved from a historical, word-of-mouth, grassroots organization to a provider of all-inclusive services that are well known throughout the Valley and State of Arizona. Therapeutic services are client centered, outcome driven and evidence-based which includes treatment guided by the American Society of Addition Medicine (ASAM) Criteria and the Arizona Vision and 12-Principles for children and families.

Ebony House employs over 50 full-time staff and an additional workforce available from part-time positions and contractors. Staff and volunteers reflect the cultural diversity of the community. Ebony House is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of various race/ethnic minorities and women reflecting the communities we serve.

Ebony House does not discriminate against any person receiving care because of his/her ability to pay for the services or because payments for those services are made under Title XVIII (Medicare) or Title XIX (Medicaid/AHCCCS), or for reasons of race, color, sex, national origin, veterans, disability or religion. We offer integrated health care services on a sliding fee scale for patients without health care coverage based on their ability to pay. This may include a nominal charge or no charge. We accept assignment under the Social Security Act for all services for which payment may be made under Part B of Title XVIII (Medicare) and Title XIX (Medicaid/AHCCCS).