About Us

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.

At MRCI WorkSource, the focus is on helping individuals become successful.
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 MRCI programs.