First Avenue serves young adults coming out of the criminal justice system. These customers live with severe mental illness and have nowhere to go. NPI helps them reintegrate into the community. Goals include increasing income and fostering independence while avoiding involvement with the courts. The program is housed in northwest Toledo and offers 12 furnished apartment homes, a community room and laundry facilities. Resident managers are on-site to offer assistance and support.

This program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the State of Ohio.