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Center-Based Work

client packs COVID-19 test packets

Merrick partners with local business to provide light assembly and packaging work at our Vadnais Heights location. This is a great option for individuals who need ongoing support, desire consistent work, and want a safer environment.

Benefits of choosing to work onsite at Merrick include:

  • Physical engagement completing tasks on a regular and consistent basis to build work stamina. Having more hands-on chances to actually engage in work and to do so in a physical manner is helpful because most clients benefit from having more opportunities to learn by doing and most positions that clients obtain in the community are more physical in nature.
  • Training and assessment from staff in a setting that is like the general workforce. This also allows staff more flexibility to apply a person centered approach to identify a client’s work interests, skills, preferences, soft skill training needs (i.e., interpersonal communication, active listening, proper hygiene, being a team player, appropriate attitude, social boundaries, and customer service, etc.), and any limitations.
  • Be a valued worker, earn a paycheck, and be around friends with similar interests.

To start the enrollment process, please complete our admission inquiries form.

Merrick's Summer Raffle Back by Popular DemandDrawing on Thursday, June 24, at 4 pm

If you're looking to getaway this summer, then we've got just the opportunity for you! The winner of this year's Summer Raffle will receive a Duluth Getaway Package that includes a stay at the Canal Park Lodge, tickets to the Great Lakes Aquarium, and a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

The drawing will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 4 pm at Manitou Grill. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by contacting Megan Kuneli at (651) 789-6207. Cash, check, or debit card can be accepted as payment. Ticket buyers do not need to be present.