Connect With MCS



 Merrick Community Services provides essential core services aimed at improving the lives of the residents of Saint Paul's East Side by empowering individuals,strengthening families and promoting their independence.

Programs and Services

Employment Services - Located at Merrick Community Services

  • Construction Training Program 
  • Individual Counseling
  • GED Classes
  • Resume Building
  • Job Bank
  • Job Search
  • Community Voice Mail
  • Youth Services
  • After School Enrichment (Ages 5 to 12)
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Kids Cafe
  • Summer Program


Phone (651)-771-9339   Job Resource Room | Employment Counselors

    The Merrick Community Services East Side Job Bank is dedicated to providing services aimed at obtaining employment (resume writing, employment counseling and resource referral)and building skills for today's job market.  Merrick provides certified training programs in both construction, environmental and highway construction trades.     


Family Programs

The Family Program at MCS offers a variety of programs to strengthen and promote healthy families. Staff members are skilled at working with young parents, single dads and moms and two parent families.

  • Case Management Services

MCS staff uses a strength-based case management approach that includes teaching, coaching, modeling and advocacy. Through home-based services, the MCS family worker and the family collaboratively work together to develop a case plan by setting goals that identify and build on the family’s’ strengths and support the growth of stronger family relationships. 

  • Parenting Education and Groups

MCS offers a variety of parenting education classes, workshops and support groups for individuals dealing with domestic violence and other issues.. Workshops include topics such as financial literacy, communication, strengthening relationships, identity and leadership.

  • Family/Inter-generational Gatherings

One of the keys to healthy families is to have fun together. MCS offers the opportunity for families in the community to join other families at Family Fun Nights.


   Located at Woodland Hills, 1740 Van Dyke Street, St. Paul, MN  55109.
   Phone (651) 487-0001 Hours/Donate to Merrick's Poverty Relief Program

Merrick Community Services is dedicated to connecting families and individuals with community resources  to help eliminate long-term causes of hunger.

Senior Services

Located at 1075 Hudson Road, St. Paul, MN  Phone (651) 771-6325
Chore Services | Brown Bag Food Program | Meals on Wheels | Social Groups | Health Services The Senior Program is dedicated to providing services that enable area seniors to remain independent and to  continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. 

Youth Services


Located at Merrick Community Services, Suite 300, 965 Payne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55130

(Also at various locations in the community)
  • Leadership and Service
  • Field Trips
  • Kids Cafe | Open Gym
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Tutoring
  • Homework Help 
MCS is dedicated to providing a variety of youth programs in a safe, healthy environment.
        Programs are designed to promote responsibility, respect for self, others and property,and are offered during after-school, evening hours, and out of school time.