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Melwood is a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that has helped people with disabilities to live, work and play in community settings for more than 50 years. Currently, over 2000 people rely on their services.

Click on the "Web Links" tab to learn about the many ways Melwood supports people to have meaningful things to do during the day. It offers supported employment opportunities with many organizations around Washington D.C. and the surrounding area, such as the U.S. Naval Academy, the Goddard Space Flight Center, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Through community partnerships, they have just over 50 work sites to help maximize independence. Melwood also offers day programs that focus on habilitation, helping people develop community connections, and a personal enrichment program for older adults with disabilities.

In addition to its employment and day programs, Melwood provides residential and recreational supports for people with disabilities.
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