Merrick Community Services

Mission Statement

Merrick Community Services supports individuals and families to navigate life transitions, find health and stability, and promote independence.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments During the last full program year (July 2021 through June 2022), Merrick served over 8300 individuals. Among those served, at least 500 were referred for internal services and to external partners for additional support inclusive of employment and mental well-being. During this time, we completed informal ‘customer feedback’ assessments, with most participants expressing appreciation for the services that were provided. In the coming year, we anticipate a more structured approach to gathering customer feedback. Among the services provided, we highlight: 800,000 pounds of food distributed to East Side neighbors; About 2400 households received food and/or hot meals through Merrick; 25,000 hot, nutritious meals delivered to East Side Seniors; provided housing-related interventions to just under 300 families, preventing 132 evictions and facilitating housing stability for another 160.
Current Goals Merrick Community Services supports individuals and families to navigate life transitions, find health and stability, and promote independence. We are a values-based organization, guiding our actions through core commitments to Individuality, Diversity, and Dignity; Integrity; Partnership; Stewardship; and Responsiveness. Our organizational goals were updated over the past year. Goal 1: A strong integrated program model responds to emerging needs in the East Side community. Goal 2: Merrick builds human capital through equitable and inclusive practices. Goal 3: A diverse revenue portfolio results in a sustainable business model. These goals are embedded in our three core service areas (Nutrition & Senior Services, Family & Community Services, and Employment & Career Services) each of which have program delivery strategies and program performance targets that are developed annually and tracked regularly.
Community or Constituency Served We serve all individuals who meet our poverty eligibility guidelines. That includes families and individuals in crisis (including risk of eviction), unemployed/underemployed, hunger insecure, seniors and other home-bound individuals, and youth. We utilize a cultural lens and provide culturally appropriate services to our BIPOC communities.
Geographic Area Served East Side of Saint Paul, Suburban Ramsey County, and South Washington County.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 08/07/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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1669 Arcade Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-771-9339

General Information

EIN: 41-0693851
Principal Staff: Daniel Rodriguez
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 18
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 9551
Ruling Year: 1951


Board Chair: Jessica Bierwerth
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 12.8

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