About Phoenix

Incorporated and founded in 1973 as The Huntsville Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc., the organization was later rebranded with the name of Phoenix. Phoenix is a 501c3 nonprofit, owned, and governed by a volunteer board of directors, comprised of several local business leaders, professionals, and civic leaders, who all donate their time to provide oversight and guidance of Phoenix’s mission and vision.

Phoenix works with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) to provide comprehensive and continuous programs to assist people with disabilities entering, remaining, and returning to the work environment.

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Our Vision

A community free of employment and social barriers for people with disabilities.

Our Mission

To assist people, primarily those with disabilities, to improve the quality of their lives.

Core Values

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People

The people that we serve and employ are our greatest asset. We will strive to enable each person to develop their full potential.

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Accountability

We will measure the progress of our programs, products, and services and be good stewards of our resources.

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Customers

We strive to exceed the expectations of our customers.

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Ethics

We will act professionally and ethically in all that we do.

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Safety

We will provide a safe and healthy workplace.

History of Phoenix

1953
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Several groups in Huntsville and Madison County, including the Huntsville Junior League and the Shriners, began providing rehabilitation services to children under the name of Alabama Society of Crippled Children, which later became well-known as the Alabama Easter Seals.
1973
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Phoenix Vocational Services was created to provide specialized vocational rehabilitation and help adults with disabilities become better prepared for employment opportunities. To assist these individuals in work-readiness preparation, Phoenix sought contracts with local businesses to provide real job opportunities for those individuals in a training status.
1980s
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Two centers operated by Abilities Development Center and the Huntsville Rehabilitation Center, combined to form Phoenix Manufacturing. Later in the decade, the organization added vocational services and government services under the name Phoenix.
1986
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The Phoenix 50,000 square foot facility, located at 2939 Johnson Road, was constructed.
2016
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The Phoenix facility underwent major renovations to provide a more modern workspace for its employees.
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Phoenix is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for any qualified individual with a disability.

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