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About Merrick, Inc.

Empowering Adults with Disabilities Since 1964

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, work, and self-advocacy options to nearly 400 clients. Merrick is the largest day program in Ramsey County with a 59-year history of leadership in person-centered planning, self-advocacy, meaningful work options, community inclusion, 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 work services program in Vadnais Heights, the placement of work crews at a business partner’s location, or the direct hire of clients. We offer life enrichment activities that create opportunities for clients to articulate their needs and desires, build relationships, participate in social opportunities, develop leadership skills, and reach personal goals.

smiling client and staff member

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

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.