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First Place Apartments

First place to build a life on my own.

4 Stories. 63 Apartments. Designed for You.

Located in the heart of Phoenix, the 63-unit apartment property—with a suite of supports and amenities—is community connected and transit oriented. Residents with autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury and other different abilities enjoy the comforts of home in a unique environment specially designed with attention to sensitivity to light and sound. Multiuse spaces on each floor promote community—involvement, interests, diversity, friendships.

Independence Skill Building

Daily Living Skills

Money Management


Household Management

Culinary Skills

Health & Wellness

Transportation Training & Navigation

Maximize Your Independence

  • Prospective resident discovery session prior to move in 
  • Planning session for each resident upon move-in
  • Community life programs and activities
  • Life skills training and/or essential activities (i.e., transportation access/navigation, meal planning, social integration, career development, etc.)
  • Entrepreneur spot
  • Individualized supports ranging from life skills, employment, community life and health & wellness

Sample Schedules

Resident Day in the Life with Work
Resident Day in the Life with Volunteering
Resident Day in the Life without Work

Create Your Own Personal Space

  • State-of-the-art residential property with cityscape views
  • Sleek, modern architecture
  • Spacious kitchens with brand-new appliances
  • In-home washer-dryer units
  • Contemporary bathroom design
  • Grab & go stations
  • Utilities included (Cox cable, high-speed internet, electricity, water, trash)

Security & Support

  • On-site support specialists
  • Comprehensive building security
  • 24/7 concierge
  • Key card access

The First Place–Phoenix team may recommend additional, external services based on an individual resident’s needs.
To help maximize independence, these optional services—funded through private pay, private insurance and/or public resources—are provided by outside agencies and providers representing valued First Place collaborators.

First Place is not a group home or a licensed, congregate care or assisted living facility, and is not designed for those who require the support of a medical home.

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