MELWOOD HORTICULTURAL TRAINING CENTER INC

Your Path Awaits

aka Melwood   |   Upper Marlboro, MD   |  www.melwood.org

Mission

Melwood advocates for and empowers people with disabilities and injured veterans to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community.

Ruling year info

1969

President & CEO

Ms. Larysa Kautz

Main address

5606 Dower House Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 USA

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EIN

52-0857690

NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Botanical, Horticultural, and Landscape Services (C40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Contract Services

Services include: Total Facility Management; Custodial and Janitorial; Recycling and e-Recycling; Landscaping and Grounds. Our teams and our qualified subcontract partners use state-of-the-art equipment and technology, environmentally safe, government-approved products, and proven management and scheduling methods. We utilize built-in quality controls, competitive purchasing of supplies and equipment, ongoing development of staff and workers, solid procurement methodologies for qualified subcontractors and a proactive Tenant First philosophy.

Population(s) Served

Our Community Support Services Division provides in home and community support to adults and children with differing abilities through an array of individualized programs. Community Support Services brings case management and direct support services into the homes of adults and children through its community support and supported living models of service. Services include: Day Habilitation Services; Employee Support Services; Work Experience Groups; Job Finding/Development; Job Supports; Crossroads Experiential Learning; Personal Enrichment Programming; Pathways High School to Adult Transition Program; Workforce Customized Professional Development Training; Horticulture Therapy Services; Camp Accomplish Inclusive Camping; Access Adventures Travel Programs, and Equestrian Therapy.

Population(s) Served

Operation:Tohidu retreats incorporate PTSD education, experiential learning, spirituality, neurofeedback, adaptive coping training and alternative therapies and interventions to facilitate a change in perspective. Designed to give injured service members the physical skills, confidence, and coping strategies necessary for successful reintegration into their families and home communities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation 2014

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, People with disabilities

Related Program

Community Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteer hours

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, People with disabilities

Related Program

Community Services

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total hours worked by people with differing abilities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Contract Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total weight of materials recycled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Contract Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total pounds of material recycled

Number of people with a disabiltiy employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Contract Services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The following six goals indicate key areas of focus over the next five years.
Goal 1: Increase the number of people served with more unique opportunities to work and play in their communities.
Goal 2: Achieve financial sustainability through a balanced approach to stabilization, productivity and growth.
Goal 3: Differentiate and promote the Melwood brand in customer and community relationships by delivering innovative, quality and consistent service.
Goal 4: Prepare, modernize and mobilize a high‐performing organiza􀆟on.
Goal 5: Cultivate an inspired, empowered and skilled workforce that enriches Melwood's culture of social entrepreneurship.
Goal 6: Ensure the quality and future viability of the Melwood Board of Directors

Strategies for achieving our five‐year goals include:
- Increasing the number of people served with more unique opportunities to work and play in communities.
- Achieving financial sustainability through a balanced approach to stabilization, productivity and growth.
- Differentiating and promoting the Melwood brand in customer and community relationships by delivering innovative, quality and consistent service.
- Preparing, modernizing and mobilizing a high‐performing organization.
- Cultivating an inspired, empowered and skilled workforce that enriches Melwood's culture of social entrepreneurship.
- Ensuring the quality and future viability of the Melwood Board.

Melwood is the "vendor of choice" for a wide range of customers providing quality services to meet multiple needs. Our staff and workers are consistent local and national award winners for performance excellence in service contracts.

Melwood's business services include: Total Facility Management Services, Custodial and Janitorial, Landscaping and Grounds Management, Recycling and Electronics Recycling. Our Community Programming Division provides the following services: Day Habilitation, Employment Services, Community Support Services, Independent Living, Access Adventures (vacation/travel), Inclusive Camp, Equestrian Program, Horticultural Therapy, Operation: Tohidu Veteran's Retreats.

Melwood offers job training, employment, life skill improvement, community support and recreation opportunities to more than 2000 people each year in the DC metropolitan area. We operate a training program graduating approximately 100 workers with differing abilities each year, and we employ more than 1,700 workers, including more than 800 people with differing abilities at more than 40 contract sites in the National Capital Area. Notable federal clients include Fort George G. Meade, U.S. General Services Administration, the United States Naval Academy, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Goddard Space Flight Center. Our 108-acre retreat and recreation center in Nanjemoy, Maryland, enhances our mission of empowering people with differing abilities to enrich their lives.

Melwood maintains a Strategic Scorecard that is reviewed by the board of directors and staff on a quarterly basis. The Strategic Scorecard describes goals, goal attainment measures (baseline) ad annual targets.

Financials

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Operations

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

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MELWOOD HORTICULTURAL TRAINING CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Mr. Don Hathway

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Board leadership practices

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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 6/25/2021

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