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.

Melwood's Vision

Melwood's vision is a world where people with differing abilities are fully included. Our organization was founded on a vision of inclusion for ALL people regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender or intellect.  We all have abilities, we are all differently-abled. 

Melwood Values

Commitment to People

Our first priority is to assist people with disabilities to create full and meaningful lives of their own choosing. We value our employees' achievements in supporting this priority. We ensure 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.

Quality

Melwood will be a model for other organizations by providing programs and services that exceed the expectations of the individuals and businesses we serve, staff and licensing/certification standards.

Teamwork

Together we are Melwood. We know that to be successful we must work across organizational boundaries. We collaborate, listen, share information, and provide mutual support within Melwood and with our partners so that we can achieve our goals.

Initiative

Our employees are self-starters. They take pride in their work, continually looking for ways to improve the services we provide to our clients and customers, and for ways to make other employees more effective and productive. They are never satisfied with anything less than the best for those we serve.

Innovation

Our flexibility allows us to take advantage of opportunities in our constantly changing environment to pursue new ideas and creative solutions that help us improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Stewardship

When making decisions that commit Melwood´s human and financial resources, we consider if the expenditures help to achieve our mission and ensure our long-term financial viability.

Integrity

We inspire trust through personal and professional leadership, honesty in our relationships, decisions consistent with our values, and individual accountability for our actions.