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Frequent Questions

This section answers the questions we most commonly receive. Just start by following one of the links below. If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  1. PAI is a day program offering an array of services and opportunities for adults with disabilities who want to design a life they love. We empower individual choices so people can achieve meaningful participation in and connection to the community. For a list of specific programs and services we provide, visit our What We Do section.

  2. The tour and admissions process begins with requesting an enrollment application on the Admissions page of our website. After receiving the application and applying for admission, participant needs and interests are reviewed along with a tour of our facilities. Follow the link below to get started.

  3. To view current job openings and learn more about employment benefits, click the "Are you hiring?" link or browse through our Career tab.

  4. Yes! Learn more about volunteer options by clicking on the "Do you need volunteers?" link above or browse our "How to Help" tab.

  5. Become an Employment Partner and hire talented, committed PAI workers. PAI also welcomes business sponsors for a variety of special events throughout the year. To learn more about available sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelley Skumautz at

  6. Each donation we receive goes towards expanding PAI's programming. Some examples of cherished activities that are funded by private and community donations include animal, art, and music programming, recreational outings, fitness opportunities, classroom learning, and much more! We are diligent about using gifts wisely to ensure the long-term sustainability of PAI. To review our IRS Form 990, visit our Financials page.

  7. Our organization takes our privacy policy seriously and takes steps to protect and ensure the safety of the individuals in our programs as well as our supporters. We strictly enforce the HIPAA privacy rule. We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers or supporters outside of our immediate organization. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private or nonprofit. For more detailed information visit our Privacy Policy page.

  8. PAI stands for Phoenix Alternatives, Inc. PAI originally provided services for individuals living in The Phoenix Residence. Services provided through our day programming offered an "alternative" to staying home all day. Over the years, we became known as "PAI" and expanded our programming to serve individuals living in a variety of settings throughout Ramsey and Washington counties.

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