• Adopt-A-Highway "Trash Bash" May 13, 2016


Welcome and thank you for taking time to visit MERIL’s website. MERIL has been providing services and supports to people for over 22 years. MERIL’s mission is “Empowering People to Live Life Fully” and our employees are committed to ensuring individuals are able to live independently and participate fully in community life. MERIL leads efforts to educate communities to remove barriers, whether physical, attitudinal, or systematic, to meet our vision of a “Barrier Free Northwest Missouri.”

Please take some time to browse our website and become acquainted with our services and supports. Check our calendar of events to find activities that may be of interest to you and we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter.  We value your feedback and would appreciate you taking a few moments to complete this comment card.

If you would like to discuss the services and supports MERIL provides, call us. Our expert employees will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you would like to refer someone for services, click on “complete a prescreen form” above and answer a few questions. We will follow up to assess your needs.

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The purpose of MERIL, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3, is to see to it that Northwest Missouri is Barrier-Free in regards to persons who are aging and those with disabilities securing housing, employment, education, recreation, self-advocacy, avenues for personal growth, and opportunities to exercise choice.

4420 South 40th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64503
Voice: (816) 279-8558
Video Phone: (816) 396-0234
Fax: (816) 279-1550

Maryville Location
2416B South Main
Maryville, MO  64468
Fax: (660) 582-2677

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm