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About Merrick, Inc.

Who We Are

Merrick, Inc., has been providing day services to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Ramsey County since 1964. We offer a mix of life enrichment, employment, and adult day services to more than 375 clients. Merrick is the largest day program in Ramsey County with a 56-year history of leadership in person-centered planning, self-advocacy, meaningful work options, operational excellence, and continuous innovation.

We strive to support clients in finding the best fit for them, whether it is through life enrichment opportunities or meaningful work. We are proud to offer center-based contract work completed at our building in Vadnais Heights, or employer-based options for placement of individuals and work crews at the business partner’s location. We offer two life enrichment programs suited to offer the best fit by creating opportunities for clients to articulate their needs and desires, build relationships, participate in social opportunities, develop leadership skills, and reach personal goals.

client and staff smiling at each other

Through person-centered planning and self-advocacy activities, clients at Merrick are finding their place in the world by:
• working in desired and meaningful jobs,
• being actively engaged in their communities,
• building relationships,
• enhancing personal skills, and
• leading more self-determined lives.


Merrick, Inc., Logo

About Merrick’s Logo

Our logo is a montage of classic charting elements (scribe, mapping table, and compass) as a visual reminder that we are an experienced company that continues to be the wayfinder for those seeking to explore new horizons.

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About

Merrick, Inc., is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, licensed by the Department of Human Services to provide: Adult Day & Memory Care (ADS), Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H),and Supported Employment (SES). Merrick is also an approved Ticket to Work (TTW) Employer Network. Learn more on our program services page.

We offer a variety of meaningful work options and life enrichment activities to over 375 adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) at our energy efficient facility in Vadnais Heights and our newly renovated space in North St. Paul.

We are dedicated to empowering adults with disabilities through vocational and social opportunities, and guiding them toward realizing their goals and dreams.

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Through person-centered planning, a self-discovery process and self-advocacy activities clients at Merrick are finding their place in the world by:
• working in desired and meaningful jobs,
• being actively engaged in their communities,
• building relationships,
• enhancing personal skills, and
• leading more self-determined lives.

Pre-vocational services are a primary focus of our program and include facility-based contracts completed at our building in Vadnais Heights, or employer-based options for placement of individuals and work crews at the business location. Another area of focus is life enrichment activities – creating opportunities for clients to articulate their needs and desires, build relationships, participate in social opportunities, develop leadership skills, and reach personal goals.

We employ 111 people with an average tenure of over eight years with the company.

Merrick, Inc.’s logo is a montage of old charting elements (scribe,

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Our logo is made up of mapping elements
mapping table, and compass) as a visual reminder that we are an experienced company that continues to be the pathfinder for those seeking to explore new horizons.

Find out more about us through the menu links on the right-side of the screen. The Virtual Tour is another great way to learn more information about our programs and services. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 651-789-6200 or send an email to info@merrickinc.org 

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