MRC: Putting Abilities to Work
MRC Industries, Inc. serves individuals living with developmental or learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, emotional impairments and mental illness.
The organization began in the 1940's when a group of parents took the initiative to provide alternatives for their disabled children. Incorporating officially in 1969, MRC has remained close to its family roots while evolving into a non-profit agency that administers innovative and diverse services through its programs: McKercher Services, Pathways Clubhouse, and BridgeWays.
MRC's service philosophy is that every person is unique, valuable, and entitled to be treated with respect and dignity. Person-centered programs and services focus on individual needs, desires, strengths, and abilities-supporting people to become independent at home, at work, and in the community.
In all programs and services, MRC's highly trained staff members have made a career choice to work with people with disabilities. They are skilled, committed individuals who enjoy having caring and respectful personal relationships with the people they serve.
MRC is a 501(c)3 organization. Funding sources include individual donor contributions; community-wide fundraising events like the Kalamazoo Klassic; federal, state and local grants; Community Mental Health; the Greater Kalamazoo United Way; fees for contracted work; and gifts to the Annual Campaign and Endowment.
MRC's mission is to provide support and encouragement to individuals living with a disability to achieve their fullest potential through employment, skill building, and active community involvement.