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Many thanks to Catholic Charities of West Tennessee!


Meritan, Inc. is thrilled to announce a generous donation from Catholic Charities of West Tennessee to provide monthly $500 Kroger Gift Cards to assist in the fight against hunger for many of our clients..  One hundred percent of these donated gift cards will directly benefit twelve (12) clients for the purchase of nutritional food for each client needs. These clients are part of Meritan’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Supportive Living program and our Community Living Support CHOICES program.

Clients in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities program live semi-independently in their own home or in a family model caregiver home.  The focus is to provide community integration for these individuals by assisting them with going into the community for dining, shopping, and even seeking employment as desired by providing them with opportunities to live, work and play in the communities of their choice.  

Clients in the Community Living Support Program are adults (age 21 and older) with a physical disability and seniors (age 65 and older) who require assistance and support with their daily living skills. This program offers services to allow a person remain in their own home and participate in the community. These services are provided in the home, on the job, or in the community in an effort to assist them with daily living activities and allow people to work and be actively involved in their local community.  

Meritan provides health, life, and social services to at-risk populations of all ages across four states and helps nearly 1,500 persons improve their well-being and independence every year.

Services include specialized foster care, on-the-job training and career services for low income seniors, home health, homemaker services, and independent living and support services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Meritan is also a member of the Memphis area Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse team assisting victims of elder abuse.

Meritan is proud to have a long standing relationship with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee as they also serve as a job training site for many of Meritan’s senior employment training participants assisting the participants in learning new skills to seek permanent employment.

Posted on September 17, 2018 and filed under Intellectual Disabilities.