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Admission Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in Merrick, Inc. If you need any information
regarding intake, referrals, or transition, you can e-mail Sue Waite-Hanson
at, call 651-789-6231 , or you can fill out the form

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Alternative Services

Clients who choose Merrick for life enrichment activities experience community integration; direct and indirect therapies including occupational, horticulture, music and pet therapy; arts and crafts; sensory integration; social and recreation; positive behavior support planning; augmented communication including assistive technology and American Sign Language; and enriched staff-to-client ratios. Clients have access to multiple activity settings and individualized strategies and schedules to promote optimum achievement of outcomes.

Adult Day Services

With a desire to build a community-based program, Merrick moved Adult Day Services (ADS) to the Franklyn Center in downtown North St. Paul in 2012. The comprehensive day program provides a variety of health, social, and related support services in a protective and nurturing setting.

Merrick strives to enable clients to pursue personal preferences. We use a self-assessment and discovery process to assist clients with identifying specific activities in the community in which to participate.  Clients enrolled in the program are encouraged to foster their own engagement as “citizens” of North St. Paul through opportunities for commerce, volunteerism, community service, and participation in community activities. ADS facilitates group events, activities, and outings based on suggestions from the clients.

Merrick, Inc., has been providing day services to adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Ramsey County since 1964. We offer a mix of day training and habilitation services, supported employment services, Ticket to Work and adult day services for more than 375 clients. Merrick is the largest I/DD provider in Ramsey County with a 50-year history of leadership in person-centered planning, meaningful work options, operational excellence, and continuous innovation.

Program Focus

Adult Day Services provides the health, social, and nutritional services necessary to decelerate loss of function, maintain status or improve the client’s capability for self-care as directed in each client’s Individualized Care Plan, to improve socialization skills, and encourage meaningful social experiences with non-disabled peers in the general community. We offer on- and off-site social & leisure activities (e.g. arts & crafts, horticulture, pet therapy, music, social skills games, shopping, tours); physical therapy, and self-advocacy activities. We promote Person Centered Planning and choices made by the clients. The ADS program strives to be an integral part of the North St. Paul community where clients have meaningful social interactions with members of the community, contribute through acts of volunteerism; and in turn, enjoy opportunities for members of the community to share their time and talents as program volunteers.

Client Profile: Individuals with an Individual Care Plan (ICP) indicating a need for non-vocational support services.
Program Day:  Five hours (Monday–Friday) 
Staff to Client Ratio:  1:5 or 1:8
Program funding: CADI, CCSA, DD Waiver, Elderly Waiver, Medicaid, TBI Waiver depending on the client’s resources, or private pay.

Staff Contact:  Sue Waite-Hanson 651-788-9107 or 651-789-6231

All Charitable Gambling Sites

Bleecher’s2220 White Bear AvenueMaplewood
The Country Lounge3590 Hoffman RoadWhite Bear Lake
The Dog House2029 Woodlynn AvenueMaplewood
El Alamo429 S. Robert StreetSt. Paul
Hoover’s755 Jackson StreetSt. Paul
Jersey’s Bar & Grill6449 Concord Blvd.Inver Gove Heights
Lumberyard Pub3121 St. Croix Trail S.Afton
Macaluso’s3857 Labore RoadVadnais Heights
The Old Clover705 County Road F EastVadnais Heights
Polar Lounge2549 7th Ave. E.North St. Paul
Roddy’s2541 7th Ave. E.North St. Paul
Sherwood Lounge1418 White Bear Ave.St. Paul
Sidewinder’s2573 7th Ave. E.North St. Paul
St. Paul Saloon1045 Hudson RoadSt. Paul

2019 Charity Golf Scramble



When: Monday, May 20, 2019
Where: Troy Burne Golf Club, Hudson,WI

11:00 am Check in driving range and lunch
12:30 pm Shot-gun start
BBQ dinner following golf

$175.00 per golfer includes:
• Green fees
• Golf cart (one per two golfers)
• Unlimited range balls before event • Lunch + BBQ Dinner
• Contest participation

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Bleecher’sMachine Operation 7 days a week/open until close
Country LoungeNoon -10 p.m.Noon -10 p.m.Noon -10 p.m.Noon -10 p.m.Noon –MidnightNoon –MidnightNoon –Midnight
DoghouseNoon-Midnight4 – 11 p.m.4 – 11 p.m.4 – 11 p.m.4 – 11 p.m.4 p.m. – Midnight2 p.m. – Midnight
El AlamoNoon – 11 p.m.4-11 p.m.4-11 p.m.4-11 p.m.4-11 p.m.Noon-MidnightNoon-Midnight
Hoover’s11 a.m.- 10 p.m.11 a.m.- 10 p.m.11 a.m.- 10 p.m.11 a.m.- 10 p.m.11 a.m.- 10 p.m.11 a.m.- Midnight11 a.m.- Midnight
Jersey’sMachine Operation 7 days a week/open until close
Macaluso’sNoon – MidnightNoon – MidnightNoon – MidnightNoon – MidnightNoon – MidnightNoon – MidnightNoon – Midnight
Nickel JointNoon – 10 p.m.4-8 p.m.4-9 p.m.4-10 p.m.4-11 p.m.3 – 11 p.m.Noon – 11 p.m.
Old CloverNoon-Midnight4 – 10 p.m.4 – 11 p.m.4 – 11 p.m.4 – 11 p.m.4 p.m. – MidnightNoon-Midnight
Roddy’sNoon to 11 p.m.5 – 9 p.m.5 – 10 p.m.5 – 11 p.m.5 – 11 p.m.5 – Midnight5 – Midnight
Sherwood LoungeNoon-Midnight3-Midnight3-Midnight3-Midnight3-Midnight3 p.m. – 1 a.m.3 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Polar LoungeMachine Operation 7 days a week/open until close
Sidewinder’sBar and Machine Operation 7 days/week/open until close
St. Paul Saloon1 -11 p.m.1 -11 p.m.1 -11 p.m.1 -11 p.m.1 -11 p.m.1 p.m. – Midnight1 p.m. – Midnight

Meat Raffles/Gift Card Raffles

Bleecher’s2-5 p.m.  6-8 p.m.6-8 p.m. 4-7 p.m.
Country Lounge     5-6 p.m. 
Doghouse     5 – 6 p.m. 
El Alamo     5:30 – 7 p.m. 
Gulden’s5-6 p.m.
Hoover’s     4-6 p.m.1-3 p.m.
Macaluso’s    5-7 p.m. 
Old Clover     5 – 7 p.m. 
Polar Lounge1st Saturday of the month 1-3 p.m.
Roddy’sDuring Viking Games
Sherwood Lounge     5 –7 p.m. 
Sidewinder’s      2:30–4:30 p.m.
St. Paul Saloon     4:30-6:30 p.m. 
Track’s      5-7 p.m.1-2:30 p.m.

Cash Bingo

Arcade BarTuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.;  guaranteed coverall $300/$500;
Bleecher’s Wednesdays and Fridays 6pm – Saturdays 4pm – guaranteed coverall $300/$500
Country LoungeSaturday 2:30 and Tuesdays 6 pm – $1000 coverall in 59#s called every session
Doghouse1st & 3rd Sun. of ea month; 3:30 p.m.; guaranteed coverall $300/$600/$1,000;
Gulden’sWednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.; $1,000 coverall in 59#s called every week
Hoover’sTuesdays 6 pm – $1000 coverall in 59#s called every week; $99 guaranteed consolation
Macaluso’sTuesdays; 6:30 p.m.; $1,000 coverall in 59#s called every week;
Old Clover InnCoach or Cash 2nd Monday of ea. month; 6:30 p.m.; $30/$60/$99 per game;
Roddy’sCoach or Cash 2nd Thursday of ea. month; 7 p.m.; $30/$60/$99 per game;
Mancave/Cash 4th Thursday of ea. month; 7 p.m.; $30/$60/$99 per game;
Sherwood LoungeCoach or Cash 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of ea. month; 7 p.m.; $30/$60/$99 per game;
Sidewinder’sSaturdays; 2 p.m.; $1,000 coverall in 59#s called every week;