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Ajo, pronounced "Ah-ho", sits south of Interstate 8 in western Arizona. State Highway 85 runs through the southwestern city that is home to about 3,500 residents. A culturally diverse community, Ajo is minutes from the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, and the U.S./Mexico border.

Weather in Ajo

Weather throughout the state of Arizona is prized for its low humidity and bright sunshine. Ajo sees very little rain (it's well below the U.S. average) and maintains high enough temperatures year-round that it doesn't snow in winter. December and January are the coolest months, averaging highs in the mid-50s and lows in the low-40s. The warmest months are July and August, which average highs in the 90s and lows in the high-70s.

Healthcare and Rehab Facilities

Located one block north of State Highway 85, the Desert Senita Community Health Center is a modern medical facility offering behavioral health services in a comfortable setting. The well-trained, professional staff provides counseling services for patients dealing with addiction, depression, stress, family/relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.

For patients enrolled in the AHCCCS (Medicaid) program, Arizona works with a Pimo County based Regional Behavioral Health Authority. AHCCCS participants who make their home in Ajo can contact the local Regional Behavioral Health Authority office to register for traditional counseling, case management and other services.

Employment Opportunities

Ajo is a wonderful, smaller city for recovering patients looking to settle into a residence after an inpatient stay at a rehab facility. New residents will discover employment opportunities vary and include positions in construction, maintenance, retail sales, management, and commercial driving.

Ajo Works, a program of the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, helps develop a local workforce and provides entrepreneur support for local businesses. For residents looking to increase and/or develop new skills, Ajo Works can be a starting point and the place to make the connections needed when searching for new career opportunities.

Places to Stay in Ajo

A small city doesn't mean lack of lodging. Ajo boasts several places to stay including the Ajo Bed & Breakfast and the Guest House Inn Bed & Breakfast, both members of the city's Chamber of Commerce. Other options include the Copper Sands Motel and the Marine Motel as well as four RV parks. The Copper Sands Motel is on the north side of Ajo and just seven minutes from the Desert Senita Community Health Center.

Airport Connections

While the city of Ajo is accessed easily by highway, visitors to the city also can travel to and from via connections at the Eric Marcus Municipal Airport. The Pima County owns this municipal airport that has one runway and is open to the public. While commercial flights aren't available out of this local airport; it is used by small, private planes.

A relocation to Ajo offers the pleasures of a smaller-town lifestyle plus stunning panoramic scenery, a variety of outdoor recreational activities and a modern medical facility to help meet the needs of a patient who has had a recent rehab facility stay.

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