Creating Innovative and Genuine Opportunities for People with Disabilities or Disadvantages to Support Their Community Participation
At MRCI WorkSource, the focus is on helping individuals become successful.
Since 1953, MRCI has focused on the rehabilitation of adults by providing innovative employment programs that assist individuals in their achievement of personal goals.
By focusing on the people we serve through programs and individualized planning, MRCI WorkSource has continued to operate as a true leader in the field of adult rehabilitation.
MRCI is one of Minnesota's largest and most diverse providers of employment and day services. We are a private, non-profit organization, that serves individuals in Southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro Area.
A History of Service
Formally known as Mankato Rehabilitation Center Incorporated, MRCI began in Mankato, Minnesota with the mission of rehabilitating individuals with disabilities. Over 50 years later that core undertaking is included in the organization’s mission statement – a touchstone by which the organization is governed and decisions are made: “Creating innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages to support their community participation.”
Today, MRCI is privileged to participate in the lives of
more than 4,000 individuals located throughout southern
Minnesota including the Twin Cities Metro Area.
The organization has grown from playing a role in several
local economies, to becoming a major part of the region’s
economy. More importantly, MRCI WorkSource is serving
more people than ever before through innovative
employment programs including Community
Employment, Client Directed Services, Center-Based
Employment, Day Training & Habilitation, and the
Welfare to Work program, among several others.
MRCI is a private, non-profit organization governed
by 18 board members representing various
backgrounds and communities where MRCI
WorkSource operates. Currently, MRCI has
over 300 full-time paid staff and approximately
20 part-time paid staff, that work primarily in
Mankato, Chaska, Fairmont, Rosemount,
New Ulm, and Shakopee. In addition, MRCI
WorkSource has an active Auxiliary that make
up a majority of the 120 individuals that
annually volunteer at two MRCI Thrift Shop locations,
which serve as a major funding source for