Our Mission

Melwood's mission is to advocate for and empower individuals of differing abilities to trans­form their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community.


Melwood's mission is to advocate for and empower individuals of differing abilities to trans­form their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community.

What Drives Melwood?

Our Mission

Melwood advocates for and empowers individuals of differing abilities to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community.

Our Vision

A world where people with differing abilities are fully included.

Our Culture

Our culture is formed by our Commitment to People, our Core Values, and our shared Mission and Vision. It is the foundation of everything we do and provides direction to our programs and services.

Our Commitment to People

Our first priority is to assist people with differing abilities to create full and meaningful lives of their own choosing. We value our employees’ achievements in supporting this priority. We ensure that they understand how their responsibilities fit into Melwood´s success, provide them with the skills and resources they need, assess their performance fairly, and recognize their outstanding contributions.

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Core Values

Respect

We value one another by listening when someone is speaking, using polite language, and showing consideration for the perspectives, abilities and achievements of others, even when we disagree.

Honesty

We believe in fairness and sincerity. All communications and interactions are grounded in integrity and truthfulness.

Dedication

We are committed to bringing our best selves to Melwood. We pledge to be dependable, accountable and present. We promise to be open to change.

Quality

We take pride in what we do by following the rules, working safely and reporting mistakes so that they can be corrected.

Inclusivity

We all win when everyone is included and participates. We embrace all differences and respect all backgrounds, all talents and all capabilities.

Teamwork

We must work together to achieve our mission. We do our part to make the whole group successful.

Compassion

We extend kindness and understanding to everyone we meet. We are concerned about the well-being of others.

Innovation

We make every effort to identify and create opportunities to improve. We take the risks necessary to meet challenges with creative solutions. We are always reviewing, evaluating, and making changes to achieve our goals.