What does it cost to participate in your programs?
Nothing. Phoenix provides its programs and services at no cost to participants. Costs are paid by the referring state or federal agency.
What kinds of disabilities does Phoenix serve?
We serve all types of vocational disabilities. A vocational disability is any disability (physical, emotional, learning, physiological, etc.) that can impact a person’s ability to get or keep a job. Therefore, each person’s disability has to be evaluated while taking into account their work experience, education, personal resources (do they have a car to get to work, for example) and other factors. All people served by Phoenix have a program specifically designed for their individual situations that will help them maximize their vocational potential and goals.
How did Phoenix get started?
Concern citizens of the community started Phoenix in 1973 as non-profit corporation. Today, Phoenix is still governed by a group of business, community and professional leaders who serve without compensation. They oversee the policies and programs of the organization and set the long-term goals for Phoenix.
How do I know Phoenix is a “good non-profit” for Huntsville?
Phoenix is a United Way agency, subject to United Way’s accountability measures. Phoenix has been a member of the Better Business Bureau for many years and annually files appropriate information with the BBB for public review. Phoenix’s programs are accredited by CARF, an international accrediting agency that reviews Phoenix’s programs and compares them to international standards for accountability, performance and ethics. CARF provides a written report of its findings and has given Phoenix the best accreditation period (three years) for more than 24 consecutive years.
How do I get a job at Phoenix?
Phoenix jobs are intended for persons with disabilities who are, due to those disabilities, excluded from jobs in the competitive work place. Positions are filled based on eligibility, job availability and need. All persons with disabilities seeking employment at Phoenix will need a referral from one of these agencies: the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Veterans Administration or the Alabama Department of Human Resources. For more information, please email us at
or call us at (256) 880-0671.