About Us


Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the lives of the residents of the East Side of Saint Paul by empowering individuals,
strengthening families, and promoting their independence.

Learn more about our Programs and Services.

Since our founding in 1908, we have served the East side community in partnership with other agencies, businesses and community residents.

Learn more about Our History.

 "We believe that by working together we can transform our community into a better place to live, work, and raise a family"


Our Vision

Merrick Community Services will meet the basic needs of our neighbors to ensure a healthier and more  secure East Saint Paul community for all.

Objective 1: Build on core strengths we own
Objective 2: Reach and sustain financial solvency
Objective 3: Increase community presence

Our Values

IndividualityWe recognize each person’s unique needs and abilities
  • Community: We capitalize on the organization’s talents, skills, and resources to adapt to changing needs in the community
  • Empowerment: We encourage individuals and groups to act responsibly on behalf of themselves and our community
  • Transparency: We value open and honest communication
  • Integrity: We act with sincerity to honor the values of Merrick Community Services

  • Overview


    Merrick Community Services operates a community center, two food shelves, and a job bank.

    We attempt to reach the residents of the East side through various programs targeted at different populations. For adults and families, Merrick offers:

    • Employment services
    • Case management services for adults, children, and families
    • Emergency assistance
    • Community meeting space for seniors
    • Merrick offers meals on wheels and senior citizen programs.
    • After school, summer and evening youth services

                                     Click Here for more information about our food shelves 


    Where People Count