Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center would like to give a green thumbs-up to the Boys Team Charity – Camelback League for preparing and planting the gardens for First Place Phoenix, a new housing endeavor for young adults who have autism.
Brad Herron, a program coordinator for SARRC, said Michelle Himmelberg led over 20 volunteers from Boys Team Charity (BTC) to ensure the garden at the site, 29 Palms, was properly completed. Teens and parents built wooden frames for the raised beds and prepped the soil over the course of two weekends.
“We would like to thank Michelle and the BTC Team for being so committed to impacting the lives of our SARRC families,” Herron said.
First Place is a new transitional housing complex for young adults with autism, and it is a sister nonprofit organization to SARRC which intends to provide young adults with autism with the skills and services they need in adulthood.
BTC plans to return to the site in February to help First Place participants move into their new apartments at 29 Palms.