Programs & Services
Our programs are the heart of our mission, where we aim to provide our clients with the opportunity to maximize their independence and to advocate for their choices. We have various programs for individuals with varied ranges of intellectual disabilities.
MERCI believes that every person, regardless of their level of disability, is capable of becoming an active participant in their community. Feel free to call us at (626) 289-8817 if you have any questions about which program is best for your loved one.
Developmental Day Center
MERCI's Developmental Day Center works to instill essential skills in the areas of self-care/grooming, socialization, recreation, pre-vocational/vocational training as well as independent living skills. Under the umbrella of "independent living skills" , consumers are instructed in basic self-care skills, positive interaction, health and safety issues as well as shopping and leisure time activities. Consumers are taken on frequent outings into the community to help reinforce these skills.
Extended Services Program
John & Mary's Place
"John & Mary Duce Centre", also known as "John & Mary's Place". This new group home, located at our Chandler Ave location, was designed specifically to accommodate a range of disabilities including non-ambulatory residents. Each resident is given a private room and restroom. John and Mary's residents are supported by 24 hour staff that assists them in leading independent lives.