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Welcome to The Phoenix Residence

Committed to developing person-centered quality living experiences for individuals with disabilities.

Soaring Beyond Possibilities

The Phoenix Residence, Inc (PRI) is a non-profit organization founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1974 by Margaret Ludden, a parent of a son with disabilities. Margaret formed a coalition of parents like her that had grown children with developmental and physical disabilities.

We Need YOUR Help to Keep Our Services Strong  

Due to severe staffing shortages and ongoing changes to Medicaid funding for Direct Support Professionals it’s become critically important to seek other sources of funding to supplement a competitive salary and benefits package for these invaluable members of our care team.

Your gift to help CLOSE THE GAP is smart and will make a real difference in helping us attract and retain quality skilled and caring Direct Support Professionals. You are essential to the ongoing success of The Phoenix Residence in providing quality care and life experiences to our individuals. We need YOUR help. Please consider making a gift today.

Direct Support Professionals are at the heart of carrying out our mission each and every day.

Fundraise for Phoenix!

Looking for more ways to get involved? Visit our new peer-to-peer fundraising site to fundraise for The Phoenix Residence on our behalf! Build your own fundraising page, then ask your friends and family to donate to a cause that means so much to you. Thank you for your support!

Phoenix is Home

Individuals are self directed in all activities of daily living. Supports are individualized and tailored to the specific needs of each person within their home and community. Today, The Phoenix Residence supports individuals with disabilities in a variety of living arrangements in the Twin Cities. Most of our residential homes are located in the east metro area, in Ramsey, Washington and Dakota counties. The Phoenix Residence and its sister corporation, Phoenix Service Corporation, are united in supporting individuals in residential and nonresidential settings helping individuals with disabilities to soar beyond possibilities.

About Us

"I joined the Severson family over 30 years ago. Wendy was a presence from day one. She loved meeting anyone new, she took you in as a friend the moment she met you, and she always had a smile on her face. As I learn[ed] more about Wendy, it was apparent that she was a focal point in the family and everywhere she went. One could not find a more social, loving or caring individual. All the neighbors loved her. I heard many stories of Wendy riding her bike through the neighborhood to enjoy coffee and conversation with them. I marveled early on at her independence. When she made the move to her new home within The Phoenix Residence, we were thrilled for her! We all went to see this new beautiful home and to meet her new friends and staff family. The moment we walked in the doors, we knew she was meant to be there. She lit up showing us her bedroom, introducing us to her roommates as well as the wonderful people there who care and nurture them both physically and mentally. It wasn’t long after being there, that the excitement of coming home to some family events wasn’t nearly as exciting to her. We were actually getting turned down because she wanted to stay home and do the activities they had planned for that day! That speaks volumes. While you never want to be turned down, it was a great feeling knowing she wanted to be there and was excited to share her time with her closest friends. [This summer] we celebrated Wendy’s 60th birthday with a party at her home with a BBQ. All the staff and friends from the other residences came to celebrate. What a day! It was so much fun to see the love and support for Wendy as well as everyone who is lucky enough to be a part of this group. As a family, it was so emotional and rewarding to see how the staff was so incredibly attentive and ‘there’ for all [the] residents. It means so much knowing your family member is in great care and in a home they love. We can’t thank the staff enough. Thank you for letting me share a few words with you on how important The Phoenix Residence is to our family."

Gail Severson

Family Member