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.

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 was introduced to The Phoenix Residence about eight years ago by a friend who was on the board (Mary Jo Bailey). I immediately noticed the genuine sincerity of the board members and staff in their concern for the well-being of our clients. Any subject has always centered on what is best for the client and what is best for our employees. It’s been a good experience ever since! I am impressed by the professional staff and support provided, and by the strong “can do” spirit—no matter the task. Everyone works together for the good of the organization, and that explains a lot about how successful The Phoenix Residence has been in fulfilling its mission. There is also a keen sense of what’s next on the horizon, a real zest for exploring new service options and a willingness to take some risks or accept a few failures in order to keep moving forward. I really like that attitude!"

Steve Pfeiffer

Current board member and on several committees