Mission & History

About Our Services

At PHASE-Industries, we partner with you to provide a broad range of person-centered employment, day support, enrichment and transportation services to students and adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities. We pledge to advocate and partner with you in a person-centered approach to help you discover and reach your full potential. We support your individual choice and customize our services to create purpose and a place to live, work, and thrive in your community.


PHASE-Industries is... a community where compassion, expertise and opportunity merge to create a world of discovery and success.


Phase-Industries empowers program participants to LIVE, WORK, and THRIVE through the discovery and development of their individual abilities.

Our Values

Message to those Individuals We Support:

What is important to you is important to us. When you choose PHASE-Industries as your support partner, we work with you toward realizing success, whether it's success in the area of employment and community life engagement, and we collaborate with you to discover your individual potential.

Message to Guardians:

As a parent or guardian of an individual with a disability, you expect expert service and collaboration for your loved one. Our service to you and your loved one is a true partnership that results in their ability to live, work and thrive in their chosen community. We do this by providing occupational preparedness, employment opportunities, and community life engagement - all focused on helping your loved one reach their individual potential. PHASE-Industries is an established resource in East Central Minnesota with a proven success record.

Message to Staff and Potential Staff:

PHASE-Industries offers our team members a learning environment that is supportive, friendly and flexible. We offer a wide range of employment opportunities with room for growth within our organization. PHASE-Industries is a place where team members are appreciated, respected and valued. We are dedicated to our employees and recognize the potential and contributions of every team member at every level.

Message to Business Partners & Regional Employers:

When businesses choose to partner with PHASE-Industries, they receive reliable, hardworking employees who possess a strong work ethic and professional customer service skills. PHASE-Industries meets this challenge by connecting employers with employees and supporting them with job coaching and talent management to ensure the success of the employee and our business partners. With over 50 years as a leader in the disability employment field, PHASE-Industries has a proven track record of success and dependability.

Message to Teachers & Schools:

Every teacher cares about their students, and they often find themselves asking or wondering, “What’s next?” PHASE-Industries can help with discovering what’s next for students as they transition out of school and into adulthood! What’s next could be finding a job, going to college,or further discovering what it is that each student truly enjoys and what his or her dreams are.

Message to Case Managers & Counselors:

With job-seeking individuals at our forefront, we provide fully inclusive employment supports specializing in customized employment, job coaching, and community life engagement. PHASE-Industries is your one-stop shop for employment needs.


PHASE-Industries is a private, non-profit corporation, incorporated in 1970 as a 501(c)3 in the state of Minnesota that primarily serves individuals with a developmental disability, brain injury and/or severe and persistent mental illness. Services focus on employment development, community integration, skill-building, and social, recreational and therapeutic activities. PHASE-Industries is a CARF Accredited organization, licensed under MN245D by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In a given year, PHASE serves close to 500 program participants, and employs approximately 130 staff members.

PHASE-Industries is a Home and Community Based Service, meaning that its primary mandate is to ensure access to the community while preventing institutionalization of individuals served. PHASE-Industries works to promote the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities through its services, and in compliance with the 1999 Supreme Court Decision, referred to as the Olmstead Decision. The Olmstead Decision provides the legal authority to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities, and to ensure that persons with disabilities receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.

PHASE-Industries serve individuals throughout East Central Minnesota including, Pine, Chisago, Kanabec, and Isanti counties. While the overall demand for services has steadily increased in recent years, the characteristics of new referrals and the quantity of service authorization have changed. An increasing number of new referrals are presenting with severe and persistent mental illness, and many present with significant challenges in behavior. Further, new referrals are commonly authorized for less than five-days of service per week, which has presented a challenge in striking a balance between resource allocation and service quantity.

New regulations, including the implementation of MS245D, development of the MN Olmstead Plan, repeal of MN Rule 9525 - Rule 40, proposal of MN Rule 9544 - Positive Supports Rule, Moving Home Minnesota initiative, Federal HCBS Plan, Rate Restructuring, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and Employment-First Policy initiatives, have provided both a challenge and opportunity to enhance the overall service delivery to be more person-centered, person-first, and community-integrated.

PHASE-Industries has adjusted its practices, structure and procedures to both comply with the new regulation, and meaningfully participate in the process of leading systematic changes in the field of supports for individuals with disabilities. PHASE-Industries has improved individualized planning of services, and moved to expand pathways for diversified employment opportunities to program participants.