Human Services

Merrick, Inc.

Empowering adults with disabilities since 1964.

Vadnais Heights, MN   |  www.merrickinc.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1973

Executive Director

Mr. John Wayne Barker

Main address

3210 Labore Road

Vadnais Heights, MN 55110 USA

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EIN

41-0991279

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Like other members of our society, people with intellectual disabilities desire to have meaningful work and life enrichment experiences. Merrick provides a wide range of opportunities to meet these needs for people in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adult Day Services and Memory Care

To be eligible for our DT&H services a person must be 18 years of age or older and, if not private-pay, have authorization from their "home" County to enroll in our program. The primary focus of our program is to provide vocational and theraputic services to adults with DD and, therefore, most of the clients in our program have a primary diagnosis of mental retardation (approximately 48%, 25%, 19%, and 8% in the mild, moderate, severe, and profound range of retardation respectively). Our transportation division established in 1991 is considered a "private carrier" as that term is defined by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Our fleet of 65 vehicles is capable of serving both ambulatory and non-ambulatory passengers throughout the metropolitan area. Production Services is a division established in 1985 that is committed to providing meaningful vocational services to clients in our program and innovative solutions to our business partners. Adult Day Services & Alternative Services is an area that provides clients with a variety of theraputic experiences including: horticulture; music, pet; OT; PT; volunteerism; cooking; sensory; and speech.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Facility-based work production and offsite work crews (5-30 hours per week); 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 to perform ADLs. Clients have access to multiple structured work and activity settings and individualized strategies and schedules to promote optimum achievement of outcomes.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

One fulltime staff provides support services to clients in the following areas: job development, case management, initial job training and follow-up, and transportation coordination.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Meets Standards - Smart Givers Network 2014

Charities Review Council, Minnesota

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Company Goal 1: Ensure financial strength and diversify revenue sources. Company Goal 2: Increase employee satisfaction. Company Goal 3: Prepare for new service options that encourage direct hiring of clients served by Merrick.

Identify additional revenue streams while managing expenses.<br/><br/>Develop an action plan to increase employee satisfaction.<br/><br/>Develop a training center for job exploration and training for clients who would like to be employed in the general workforce.

Merrick, Inc. has approximately 100 full-time and part-time staff. The average tenure of the director team is 22 years as of January 1, 2020. Dozens of businesses partner with us to provide jobs to Merrick, Inc. clients and support our fundraising events through committee participation and sponsorships.

Sources of funding will be tracked and evaluated annually to determine the rate of return on investment. All staff will participate in the annual Staff Opinion Survey. After the implementation of the action plan, we expect to see an increase in employee satisfaction is reflected by the survey results.

Company Goal 1:<br/>Merrick has enrolled in the federal HCBS (Home and Community Based) waiver system and payments are being made to Merrick through this system. The board continues to seek new social entrepreneurship opportunities.<br/><br/>Company Goal 2:<br/>An action plan was developed by the leadership team and is in the early stages of being utilized.<br/><br/>Company Goal 3: <br/>Funding has been secured for a Job Services coordinator position and the main tenets of the program have been established. Clients are currently being recruited to take part in the program.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Merrick, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

President Erik Levy

Dan Schneeman

SevenHills Benefit Partners

Heather Monnens

Geck, Duea and Olson, PLLC

Jackie O'Connell

IPS Worldwide

Jamey Austad

Dala Ad Agency

Diogo Reis

MN Department of Health

Joe Murphy

Comprehensive Financial Resources

Becky Gilles

HB Fuller

Crystal Saric Fashant

Metro State University

Erik Levy

Interplastic Corporation

Karen Deyoung

DeYoung Consulting

Kirstin Mahre

Ecolab

Deb DeGreef

Second Harvest Heartland

Phil SanFilippo

BMO Harris

Maureen McGarry

Investors Realty MN

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/03/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Keywords

Day Training & Habilitation, Pre-Vocational Services, Life Enrichment Therapies, Self-Advocacy, Supported Employment,