Established in 1961, Meritan is a private, not-for-profit agency classified by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) organization qualified to receive donations. Meritan is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. Meritan holds licenses in Tennessee to provide home health, personal support,foster care, professional support services and intellectual and developmental disability services. The agency also holds child placement licenses in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Georgia.
Filling in gaps through identifying needs and resources, Meritan addresses a variety of challenges that people confront. On one end of the spectrum, these challenges are those that come with aging. On the other, they are the challenges faced by children. Meritan is also helping people of all ages whose lives are affected by developmental delays and poor health. The agency improves the lives of its consumers through providing, as appropriate, home care, employment/training services, foster care, and developmental disability support services.
Meritan's Infant-at-Work Program allows parents to continue working while bonding with their new child. Meritan also provides a weekly child care stipend to parents whose jobs are in the field and won't permit their child accompanying them.
Former senior job training grant participant turned full-time receptionist at Meritan.