Meridian Services Employees Volunteer in the Philippines

October 13, 2016

Meridian Services employees traveled to the Philippines as volunteers with Headwaters Relief Organization in May. This was Headwater’s third trip, as a part of the organization’s ongoing support to the people of the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck in November 2013. Headwater’s efforts on this trip focused on bringing tools that teachers, caregivers […]

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Cheryl Vennerstrom Recognized as a 2016 Woman in Business

October 10, 2016

Cheryl Vennerstrom, Meridian Services’ Chief Operating Officer, was honored at by the Minneapolis / Saint Paul Business Journal, at the 2016 Women in Business award event, on Thursday, May 26th, at the Minneapolis Depot. She was one of fifty-one women business leaders, recognized for her professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the Twin Cities business […]

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Meridian Services Volunteers Returns to Nepal

September 30, 2016

Volunteers from Meridian Services traveled with Headwaters Relief Organization on a relief trip to Nepal to provide disaster relief in response to the major earthquakes that caused widespread damage over a year ago. This was Headwaters’ second trip to Nepal where isolated villages still struggle to rebuild. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Headwaters volunteers presented a […]

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Meridian Services, the Olmstead Decision and the Olmstead Academy

September 23, 2016

In 1999, the United States Supreme Court ruled the segregation of people with disabilities is illegal. This “Olmstead Decision” said that people with disabilities are best served alongside everyone else, in the community as much as possible, with the necessary supports. On January 28, 2013, Governor Mark Dayton issued an Executive Order which established an […]

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2015 Meridian Services Survey Results

July 25, 2016

In 2015, Meridian Services polled the family and guardians of the people we serve and the results were overwhelmingly positive. To view the results of an individual survey click the link below. Meridian IDT Meridian Person Served Meridian FFS IDT Meridian FFS Person Served

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Rebecca Thomley Chosen for 2013 Eleven Who KARE

March 6, 2013

CEO OF ORION ASSOCIATES AND FOUNDER OF HEADWATERS RELIEF ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION March 6, 2013 – Golden Valley, Minn. – Headwaters Relief Organization is pleased to announce Dr. Rebecca Thomley has been chosen as one of several Twin Cities’ recipients of the 2013 Eleven Who KARE award. Dr. Thomley is being recognized for […]

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Meridian Services to celebrate Social Work Day March 12, 2013

March 5, 2013

  NO ACT OF KINDNESS, HOWEVER SMALL, IS EVER WASTED.” – AESOP March 5, 2013 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Meridian Services, a Minnesota agency that provides services for those with disabilities, will honor its staff with a special event at their Hopkins offices Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  Social Work Day helps provide recognition for the social […]

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Orion Associates Achieves 100% Volunteer Participation

February 27, 2013

GOLDEN VALLEY MANAGEMENT SERVICES FIRM GAINS RECOGNITION FROM MAYOR SHEP HARRIS AFTER SURPASSING  GOALS FOR EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM February 27, 2013 – Golden Valley, Minn. – Orion Associates, a management services firm,  was recognized recently by Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris for reaching a milestone for employee volunteerism within the organization.  Orion achieved its goal of […]

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Orion ISO Scores High in Client Satisfaction Survey

December 18, 2012

RESULTS OF 2011 SURVEY SHOW CLOSE TO 100% APPROVAL FOR SOCIAL SERVICES’ FIRM Minneapolis, Minn – Orion ISO, a Minnesota social services firm that provides self-directed accounting, finance, human resources and human services for those with disabilities and the elderly, reported outstanding results from an internal customer service survey. Orion ISO clients were overwhelmingly positive […]

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