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Your donation enables people with differing abilities to live in the community according to their wishes.

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Your donation can provide the support necessary for people with differing abilities to find jobs.

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Your donation helps children and adults with differing abilities enjoy supported recreational opportunities.

About

Melwood is a dynamic nonprofit that creates jobs and opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Now celebrating our 50th year, Melwood serves more than 1900 people with disabilities in the greater Washington, DC area.

Melwood services help people with differing abilities work, live and play in the community according to their individual preferences.

Work

Melwood offers job opportunities for more than 800 people with differing abilities through partnerships with the AbilityOne Program and community employers.

Over 100 people with differing abilities work for Melwood at the U.S. Naval Academy, Melwood’s largest custodial contract. Other prominent sites include Goddard Space Flight Center and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In July 2011, Melwood began its largest and most complex contract, providing Total Facilities Management Services at Ft. Meade, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The contract offers new job types, and serves a wider range of people with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities.

Melwood also supports the employment goals of people with differing abilities who want to work at private employers through customized training and support programs.

Live

Melwood supports opportunities for people with differing abilities to maximize their independence and inclusion in the community.

Individualized programs provide the necessary support to help individuals remain at home with their families, or to live as independently as possible in their own homes. Services are based on one’s individual needs.

People with disabilities interested in learning new skills, volunteering and enjoying an array of stimulating activities are able to do so through several programs at Melwood.

Play

Children and adults of all abilities have opportunities to enjoy year-round and seasonal recreational activities on site and in the community through Melwood Recreation Center, located in Nanjemoy, Maryland.

Camp Accomplish is a fully inclusive summer camp for children of all abilities. Access Adventures offers small group, community-based vacations and trips for adults with disabilities. The Equestrian Program is designed for riders of all ages and ability levels and features a mix of basic horsemanship and equitation. Finally, the on-site Retreat Center caters to corporate, school and religious retreats, family reunions, executive gatherings and teambuilding workshops from September through May.