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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 August 2 1974 and opened in October 1977 as a private non-profit facility for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  Phoenix was created as a community alternative to Regional Treatment Centers.  A group of parents seeking a better life for their grown children were the pioneers that led the way for PRI.  The original flagship facility served 51 individuals that required an accessible barrier free living environment.  Individuals had a spectrum of cognitive abilities ranging from borderline to profound intellectual challenges.  Most, if not all, individuals that resided at PRI were totally physically disabled and required personal support to assist with all activities of daily living.  Many individuals were also considered medically fragile.

The Phoenix Residence, Inc. combined residential and Day Program services at the same location until about 1990 when a separate corporation was developed to provide Day Program Services.  The sister corporation Phoenix Service Corporation (PSC) was also developed in 1990.  PSC is certified as a Rehabilitation Agency.

Phoenix expanded its services to Home an Community Based Services in the late 80's and continued on this path with seeking approval from the Department of Human Services in 2003 to relocate 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.

PRI sold the original facility located at 135 Colorado St. East in 2008 and moved to its new corporate office at 330 Marie Ave East in West Saint Paul Minnesota.


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.