Message from the CEO: Holiday Greetings and Office Closing

Message from the CEO: Holiday Greetings and Office Closing

December 19, 2022

Dear Melwood Family,

As we prepare to close out the year, I want to thank all of you, once again, for making 2022 a banner year for the Melwood community. I continue to be deeply grateful for your commitment to our mission. You make it possible to believe that one day, we will live in a world that fully includes people with disabilities.

Please note the following holiday closings:

  • On Friday, December 23, all Melwood campuses will be open for business
    • 3:00 pm dismissal for most employees
    • All contract employees should contact their site supervisors to verify departure times.
    • Community Services Division and RTIS contract employees are on holiday
  • On Monday, December 26, all Melwood campuses will be closed. 
  • On Monday, January 2, all Melwood campuses will be closed.

All Contract Employees should contact their site supervisors to verify departure times. We want to ensure that Melwood fulfills its obligations to the sites we support.

May you and your loved ones enjoy a safe, healthy,  and happy holiday!

Warmest regards,
Larysa Kautz
President & CEO

SUPERVISORS: Please share this message with your staff who do not have access to e-mail.

About Melwood

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


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