Participants live in their own private bedroom in one of four four-bedroom suites on the first floor of First Place–Phoenix. They participate in career services ranging from volunteer work and internships to community employment. Community life, building amenities/features, the midtown location, access to public transportation and 16 Learn4Independence® courses enable individuals to build their life and work skills before moving on to more independent living in year 2.
Participants relocate to a two-bedroom suite with their own private bedroom and bathroom upstairs at First Place–Phoenix as a next step toward greater independence. Participants complete 16 additional Learn4Independence® courses, continue transition planning and receive a certificate in life skills at the GateWay Community College graduation ceremony.