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One Step Beyond to Host Ribbon Cutting/Open House for New Southwest Phoenix Location
By Jennifer Schwegman - Wednesday Apr 03, 2024
(PHOENIX–April 3, 2024) One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI), a Phoenix-based non-profit organization that provides comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities, is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at its fifth Valley location on Wednesday, April 17. The new 13,601-square-foot Southwest Phoenix location will serve 200 individuals who live in Phoenix, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, and Glendale.

WHAT: Ribbon-cutting and open house for new OSBI Southwest Phoenix location

WHERE: 1830 N. 95th Avenue, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85037

WHEN: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Ribbon cutting will take place at 5:45 p.m.

The inauguration of One Step Beyond, Inc.'s (OSBI) new Southwest Phoenix location marks a significant milestone for the Phoenix community, underscoring a commitment to inclusivity and empowerment. As a trusted nonprofit organization specializing in providing tailored services and transportation for adults with intellectual disabilities, OSBI's expansion signals increased accessibility to vital programming and support for individuals across Phoenix and neighboring areas such as Avondale, Goodyear, and Glendale. With its comprehensive suite of educational, recreational, and employment-focused initiatives, OSBI offers a transformative path towards independence and self-sufficiency, enriching the lives of its participants while fostering a more inclusive society.

One Step Beyond’s one-of-a-kind programs and services include:
Culinary training programs take place in a commercial kitchen with an emphasis on customer service, healthy dietary planning, food preparation, and proper sanitation skills that equip participants with the necessary skills to seek employment in the food industry.
Life skills programs help members strengthen independent living skills, with an emphasis on money management, functional literacy, social skills, and safe community access.
Employment programs provide training and volunteer opportunities for self-reliance that lead to competitive or supported employment. OSBI covers the cost of roundtrip transportation for the member and their job coach to ensure success and a positive experience for the individual and the employer.
Recreation and fine arts programs provide music, art, dance and fitness with an emphasis on personal wellness. One Step Beyond has the first and only campus-based day training program that has a special needs hockey team, The One Step Coyotes.

Individuals interested in learning more about One Step Beyond programs and services can visit https://osbi.org/.

About One Step Beyond, Inc.
Phoenix-based One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI) is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities. One Step Beyond empowers its members to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and employment through innovative culinary, education, fitness and arts programs as well as strategic partnerships with local businesses that enable participants to contribute to and achieve greater social participation in their communities. One Step Beyond has four locations in the Phoenix Metro area, including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale and Surprise as well as a location in San Carlos, California. For more information about One Step Beyond programs and services visit https://osbi.org/.