Built for this Moment

Leading the way towards a world where people with disabilities are fully included

Nearly 60 years ago, a small group of parents and community supporters decided to teach plant care to young adults with disabilities considered by most to be unemployable. Their goal was almost unheard of – jobs for people with disabilities. It was a bold idea for its time.

Today, Melwood remains unwavering in its founding vision – a world where people with disabilities are fully included. As a leading employer, advocate and preferred provider for people with disabilities, Melwood’s innovative strategies and programs empower people with disabilities to live, work, and play in the community.

Give today to be a part of the solution

Melwood has been here since the 1960s, learning, growing, connecting and advocating. We have partnered with Fortune 500 companies, community organizations, schools, policymakers, and more to dismantle stereotypes and deconstruct barriers through revolutionary programs, partnerships and legislation. We have the expertise, history and vision to do this – now we need your help. Be our partners in this moment.

Let’s reimagine the workforce of the future and build a more inclusive society together. With your support, we can ensure that Melwood and people with disabilities are not only part of today’s diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations, but shaping them.

Melwood’s vision for a world that is fully inclusive of people with disabilities has not yet been achieved for far too many. People with disabilities have been overlooked for far too long – now is the time to step up and it starts with us.



60th Anniversary Campaign Opportunities

This $5 million fundraising and awareness-building campaign has a bold vision and requires an increased investment in Melwood to build more inclusive communities in our region.

For more information on these critical programs and ways to support, contact Heather Sherman at [email protected] or (301) 599-4512.


Explore Our Programs

Learn more about our efforts in support of our mission and vision.

Vehicle Donation Program

For over 16 years, we’ve operated one of the most successful car donation programs on the East Coast, processing over 200,000 vehicle donations.

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