Melwood was founded on three key principles: innovation, inclusion, and social good.

We’re deeply rooted in these principles on which we built a vibrant organization and inspired a community.

Melwood supports children, youth, and adults with disabilities to work and play where and how they choose. We provide employment, job training, life skill improvement, supportive and recreational services to more than 2,000 people with disabilities each year.

What We Do

We provide services to a wide range of clients in the private sector as well as to state and local governments and the federal government.

Our customers have entrusted to us their routine and specialized needs. Furthermore, we operate 60 federal contracts, delivering high-quality total facility management, custodial, ground-keeping, and recycling services at 43 sites in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.

Our History

In 1963 a small group of parents and community supporters decided to teach plant care to young adults who were considered by most to be untrainable and unemployable.

Mission & Values

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’s leadership team is comprised of subject matter experts charged with the strategic development of methods that will strengthen Melwood’s mission.


Our leaders are passionate and dedicated to our vision; a world that fully includes people with disabilities.

Accountability and Transparency

Accountability and transparency are a priority for Melwood. For more information about Melwood or the services we provide, please contact us.

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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