Who We Are

Mission & Values

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Vision of Empowerment

Melwood’s vision is a world that fully includes people of differing abilities.

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.

We are sincerely grateful to our dedicated group of donors who believe in our vision and are loyal supporters of our mission.

Our Values

Commitment to People

Our priority is to assist people with disabilities to create full and meaningful lives of their 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 to 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 continually changing environment to pursue new ideas and creative solutions that help us improve the lives of people of 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 economic 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.

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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