Melwood Named 2012 Employer of the Year
October 26, 2012
Upper Marlboro, Md.—Melwood, one of the leading nonprofit organizations in Maryland creating opportunities for people with disabilities, was named the 2012 Employer of the Year by the Prince George’s County Department of Family Services, Mental Health and Disabilities Division and the Commission for Individuals with Disabilities.
The award was presented at a luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the LaFontaine Bleau in Lanham, Md, at which attendees celebrated the achievements of individuals with disabilities who reach their goal of employment. As an organization, Melwood helps 1,100 individuals reach this goal each year.
“I am very honored to receive this award on behalf of Melwood and the people we serve,” said Dana B. Stebbins, melwood executive team leader. “Our mission is to create jobs and opportunities for people with differing disabilities so they can have a good quality of life and we work toward our vision of a world where people with disabilities are fully included every day.”
The Prince George’s County event was part of National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month.
Melwood is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the country, employing more than 1,600 workers – nearly 1,000 of whom are people with disabilities. Melwood offers job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Melwood also has an inclusive summer camp program for children and provides employment and support services to veterans and active duty military members who have experienced service-related trauma or injury. For more information, visit www.Melwood.org.
Vice President of Government and Public Relations