Welcome To Merrick Community Services

Merrick Community Services has been serving the East Side since 1908 when Mrs. H. T. Quinlan founded the Christ Child Society in

 St. Paul. Since then Merrick Community Services has been working in partnership with Saint Paul's East Metro. We look

forward to continuing to serve the community and working together to improve the lives of the residents by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and promoting their independence.

3RD ANNUAL Merrick Mix & Mingle

Casino Royale

Merrick Community Services has been supporting East Side residents for 108 years by providing food shelf, job assistance and senior, youth, and family services. Get ready to play the tables and stir it up. Click here to view the Mix and Mingle flyer. 

Union Depot’s Hub for the Holidays Celebration

We are so thankful to be part of the Hub For The Holidays event this year!.

The Union Depot in downtown Saint. Paul will transform into the Hub For The Holidays,” starting Thursday, December 1. 

Merrick Food Shelf will be this year’s recipient for community donations of food and cash during the holiday celebration. 

Special thanks to the Union Depot for helping us serve the East Side families in Saint Paul.

The E- Gateway  - July 2016

Read how this summer Merrick Community Services has been helping thousands of needy individuals. Click the link to view our interactive E-Gateway July 2016 Newsletter



Thank you for making the start of the summer yet another remarkable one for Merrick Community Services! This year marks 108 years of service to the East Side of Saint Paul. Please read about our dedicated staff and volunteers. Click the link below to view the Merrick Community Services Summer 2016 Newsletter.

Highlights from the
3rd Annual Merrick Momentum Breakfast 

Thank you to all who attended and witnessed the incredible testimony from our participants and volunteers. Please CLICK HERE to help us "Grow the East Side".

Momentum Breakfast 2016: A Volunteer Story

Momentum Breakfast 2016: Growing the East Side

Special thanks to our Event Sponsors

The Partnership between 3M and Merrick Community Services pays big dividends for the Merrick food Shelf and the Eastside community. View 3M’s newsletter to see how 3M’s team of continuous-improvement experts. Helped create a enjoyable, efficient food shelf experience. 

Coming Full Circle Winners Honored at Merrick's Mix and Mingle


Congratulations to Merrick's 2015 Coming Full Circle Award Winners. From left are: Avis Gadley, winner of the Client Achievement Award; Jeremy Sartain, winner of the Community Service Award; Merrick Executive Director Daniel Rodriguez; and Kyle Findlay, winner of the Youth Volunteer Award. The awards ceremony on October 22 at the Wacouta in Saint Paul was part of the annual Merrick Mix and Mingle fundraiser. A packed house of more than 200 friends of Merrick attended to make this event one of the most successful in Merrick history.

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After a brutal night of suffering at the hands of her abuser, Avis Gadley turned to Merrick Community Services for help. She credits Merrick for turning her life and the lives of her children in the right direction.

Serving Saint Paul’s East Side since 1908, Merrick Community Services serves nearly 15,000 people a year, with a valued history of assisting individuals and families in transitioning from poverty to independence.

Programming is currently offered at primarily four different locations:

·       Administration, Employment Services, Family Services, 965 Payne Avenue – Suite 300

·        Food Shelf and Senior Programs at Woodland Hills, 1740 Van Dyke Street

·        After-School Youth Program at various sites on the East Side.

We welcome and greatly appreciate donations and volunteers.

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