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Who is Merakey?

Merakey is a non-profit provider of developmental, behavioral health, and education services. More than 8,000 employees provide support to nearly 40,000 individuals and families throughout 12 states across the country each year.

Our Purpose

Putting our heart and soul into exceptional care.

Our programs support individuals with all kinds of needs, from people with addiction or intellectual and physical disabilities, to homeless veterans and children in need of homes. We help people who need someone to support and fight for them. It’s just the right thing to do. Our hope is that we’re helping to create communities where everyone can reach their fullest potential.

Our Vision

To be a nationally recognized provider of the highest quality health and human services.

An Open Heart Has Room For Everyone

We celebrate diversity and encourage everyone to reach their fullest potential – all races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, and experiences.

An Open Heart Has Room For Everyone

Our Team Sets Us Apart

Nothing is more important to our mission than our incredible team. Merakey is made up of more than 10,000 of the most committed, qualified individuals in education and human services. Many of us are proud to have been here for decades, committing our lives to our mission.

Here's a video to show you a little bit more about who we are.

See Our Team in Action

Register Now for the 3rd Annual Dual Diagnosis Virtual Conference

Register Now for the 3rd Annual Dual Diagnosis Virtual Conference

Published: Sep 22, 2023
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What’s Happening in the IDD Division?

What’s Happening in the IDD Division?

Published: Sep 22, 2023
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Merakey Sponsors a Night at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Game

Merakey Sponsors a Night at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Game

Published: Sep 22, 2023
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We’ve Been Helping People for 50+ Years

Our journey started with the passing of the Community Mental Health Act of 1963. This act provided federal funding for services to support the mentally disabled. Our founders wrote a proposal to use some of these funds to open the Northwest Center, one of the first service providers in Philadelphia.

The Northwest Center opened its doors at 27 E. Mt Airy Avenue in Philadelphia in October 1969. Its legacy lives on, first as Northwestern Human Services, and since 2018 as Merakey. The name Merakey is based on a Greek word that means to put something of yourself in your work, which is what we do every day as we work on our mission of helping those who need it most. From one site in Philadelphia, we have grown into one of the largest non-profit human services providers in the country.

We’ve Been Helping People for 50+ Years