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The Phoenix Residence is happy to hear from staff members on why they have dedicated their career to serving others.

"The reason I work at The Phoenix Residence is simple . . . it is the people. Day in and day out, I am so privileged to serve four outstanding gentlemen who live at Chaparral House. I first started working at Phoenix every other weekend and two years ago, I became a Program Manager. Our house is filled with laughter and joy – we are truly a family. I know every day when I go to work, I am making a difference in someone’s life."

~ Kim H.
Program Manager at Chaparral House

“There is no greater work in the world; nothing more rewarding than being of service to people. For over 30 years, I have worked at Phoenix and have loved every minute of it! My life has been enriched by the people I have supported and the people who have partnered with me in doing this great work! It has given purpose to my life and I am eternally grateful.”

~ Darlene Scott
CEO/President of The Phoenix Residence, Inc.

“I started my career at The Phoenix Residence in August of 1991 after being stationed overseas in the military. At the time, I was undecided about my medical career and was going to use my experience at Phoenix as a stepping stone for future opportunities. After I graduated, I dabbled in a variety of other medical avenues while always keeping my foot in the door at Phoenix. As the years started to go by, I realized my heart and my passion was working with people with disabilities. After 25 years, I still feel I made the absolute right decision. I love what I do because no two days are ever the same and the friendships made with both staff and individuals served are memorable. This job also has offered flexibility while raising a family. Seeing the strides, positive opportunities, and changes for people with disabilities is what puts a smile on my face and makes me look forward to going to work every day.”

~ Mike K.
Support Professional at English House

"The love I have today for this field started years back in my home country of Liberia, West Africa. My grandfather had special needs and at the age of 10, I started taking care of him. I would bring him water, help bathe him, and bought him clothes. People with disabilities are often forgotten and neglected in Africa. With this experience as a young child, working with individuals with disabilities has become my true life's passion. Coming to the United States and working at The Phoenix Residence has been very rewarding for me. I consider the people I serve my family. On my off days, I drive to work to spend time talking and playing games with them. I love my job and enjoy helping people meet their life goals."

~ Ruth C.
House Supervisor

"I have worked for The Phoenix Residence for the past 23 years. Working with people with disabilities has been my passion since I walked through the doors after I graduated high school. I am so lucky to be a part of a team that impacts people’s lives in a positive way every day. I have seen great changes in our field, like individuals becoming a part of their communities and teams becoming more person-centered. I look forward to many more years ahead working with those we serve!"

~ Kim P.
Assistant Program Director