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Helping people with disabilities soar beyond possibilities

The Phoenix Residence, Inc. was incorporated on August 2, 1974 and opened in October 1977 as private, nonprofit facility for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.


The Phoenix Residence, Inc. develops person-centered, quality living experiences for individuals with disabilities.


The Phoenix Residence, Inc. (PRI) was incorporated on August 2, 1974, and opened in October 1977 as a private non-profit for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Phoenix was created as a community alternative to Regional Treatment Centers. Leading the way was a group of parents seeking a better life for their grown children. The original flagship facility served 51 individuals who required an accessible, barrier-free living environment. Individuals' cognitive abilities varied. Most, if not all the individuals who lived at PRI, were physically disabled and required personal support to assist with activities of daily living. Many of the individuals were considered medically fragile.

We offered residential and day program services until 1990. It was then that the two broke apart and our sister company, Phoenix Service Corporation, was born. Phoenix Service Corporation is certified as a Rehabilitation Agency, and much of our leadership team works for both agencies.

We expanded our services to Home and Community-Based Services in the late 1980s. In 2003, we sought approval from the Department of Human Services (DHS) to relocate the individuals from the 51-bed facility to small 6-bedroom homes in communities near family and friends. The relocation project was successful with the final home opening in 2005.

We sold our original facility in 2008 and now our corporate office is located at 222 Plato Blvd. E in Saint Paul. 


We see a future where:

-Individuals that we support have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their communities so that they can enjoy full rights to full citizenship.

-Choice is a right and it belongs to the person.

-All services and programs are person centered.

-All services and supports are provided by a well trained and adequately compensated workforce.

-Individuals that we support maintain and or establish relationships with family, friends and others in their circle of natural support.

-Innovations through technology are used to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities.

-Employment first principles.


All people must be treated with respect and dignity.  Everyone has an important voice and are encouraged to participate in self direction.  Customer Service Excellence is a priority; we work to serve!  Continuing education is essential to our growth and development.


Phoenix philosophy respects individual freedom of choice and understands that independence results from successful experiences and increases an individual’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

Since the very beginning, The Phoenix Residence, Inc. has enjoyed a reputation as a provider of high quality services. We work diligently supporting individuals with disabilities to realize their dreams and to live a life of choice!

Soaring Beyond Possibilities

Throughout the years, The Phoenix Residence has been touched by so many people.  Many have helped us Soar Beyond Possibilities

We sincerely thank you for your continued support and dedication.  Meet several individuals who have given The Phoenix Residence wings, click here.