Welcome to The Phoenix Residence

The Phoenix Residence, Inc. is 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.

Celebrating 40 Years

2017 marks an important year for The Phoenix Residence—celebrating 40 successful years of providing quality living experiences for those with disabilities. To honor our 40th Anniversary, we’ll be sharing stories of people who have made an impact at The Phoenix Residence. Read about these inspirational stories on the right.

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 have been working for the Phoenix Residence since we were a 48-bed facility with in-house programs and around-the-clock nursing. We had waiting lists of people who wanted to move into The Phoenix Residence. I was, and still am, proud to be a part of this company—one who has always been focused on creating warm, comfortable homes for the people we serve. When I started in 1983, we were ahead of the game. But as I look back, we still have a long way to go. Once a month, the Green Unit would take all 12 people on the big school bus for a “fun day,”—not exactly the person-centered community involvement that we strive for today. But we sure had fun going bowling, on picnics at the park, or whatever activity we chose for the month. Since 2003, I have been in Staff Development and Training, which I really enjoy. But I must admit, I miss the people; I am a caregiver at heart. This job is rewarding when people who still know my name, come to visit me at the office or ask me “when are you going to come to see me?” I look back now and marvel at the stroke of luck when I opted for the job at Phoenix rather than the office job I could have taken. Thank you to my Phoenix family!"

Pat Callinan

Staff Development Director