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Mission, Vision & Values

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower adults with disabilities through vocational and social opportunities, and to guide them toward realizing their goals and dreams.

Core Beliefs

Self-Determination – responsible for one’s choices and actions
Economic Fairness – balanced action between parties
Civic Responsibility – action that contributes to the common good

Diversity Statement

We strive for a workplace that is shaped by our unique life experiences, offering professional growth and opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways where all employees feel respected, empowered, and valued.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the agency of choice for every client and business partner we serve, leading the way in supporting each client in their quest to live the life they choose.

Value Statements

We will show our commitment to this mission by demonstrating the following attributes in our work:

M      Motivated      Accomplishing meaningful goals – We use public assets to focus on goals unique to each individual served and actions that help make our community a better place for all of its citizens.
E      Ethical      Using honest behavior that conforms to professional standards of conduct – We are reliable and operate in a trustworthy and accountable manner.
R      Respectful      Demonstrating compassionate and fair treatment of others – We provide a work setting that respects diversity, is equitable in its practices, and functions in a concerned manner.
R      Responsive      Providing timely and complete responses to concerns and questions – We respond to clients, partners, and communities; and are resilient by demonstrating staying power in both good and bad times.
I      Inclusive      Seeking the input of those we serve – We mobilize and empower citizens with disabilities to contribute to the public discourse and engage in civic actions for the public good.
C      Creative      Developing new ideas while using best practices to deliver current supports – We offer community-based disability services that compliment government objectives within the funding rate system.
K      Knowledgeable      Maintaining competence through continuous learning – We ensure employees meet minimum training requirements, encourage intellectual growth, and value innovative approaches.

Business Statement

Accountability will rule the workplace and business decisions will be used to manage operations.


Managers will be accountable, communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, solve problems, and supervise consistently. Employees will thoughtfully listen, respectfully ask questions, take directions, be reliably on-time, and care about the clients served.


As you enter Merrick, please choose to make today a great day. Your co-workers and the clients will be thankful. Find ways to play. We can be serious about our work without being serious about ourselves. Stay focused in order to be there when your co-workers and the clients need you most. And should you feel your energy fading, try this surefire remedy; find someone who needs a helping hand, a word of support, or a good ear – and make their day.