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.