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.

Also a celebration for our 40th year, we created a commemorative video that thanked everyone for their support and all they've done for The Phoenix Residence.

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 was first hired at Phoenix as the manager of Furness House, a home we were just opening in 1990. We were helping people move from Cambridge. When I think back on my years at Phoenix, I will never forget the parents of the people who were moving to Furness House: Janet and Sy Turbes, Rose Levin, [and] Agnes Riebe. While the parents have all passed on, they all had a similar story to share—that when their children were born in the ‘50s, doctors told them their children would not live more than 3-5 years. I distinctly remember tears in Janet Turbes’ eyes as she said, “I never thought I would see my daughters move into a home of their own.” Today, three of those “children” are in their 60s and enjoying life, almost 30 years later. It really has been an honor to work for Phoenix and be a part of such incredible growth these last 27 years."

Mary Thirsten

Vice President of Operations