MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries


• Headquarters/Aftergut Center 1727 Locust St. St. Louis, Mo. 63103

Phone: 314-241-3464

• Lippman Center 2545 S. Hanley Road St. Louis, Mo. 63144

Phone: 314-647-7453


David Kutchback, President/CEO

MERS Goodwill is an employment rehabilitation agency that provides placement, counseling, evaluation, skills training, employment and vocational services to people with disabilities or disadvantages at more than 62 locations in 89 counties in Missouri and Illinois. MERS Goodwill also develops alternative vocational opportunities and offers specialized programs for persons with specific disabilities, autism spectrum disorder or the hearing impaired. MERS Goodwill also operates a sheltered workshop and a halfway house for women.  

In addition, Goodwill opened an adult high school called the Goodwill Excel Center last fall. This school provides free high school classes for adults 21 and older to earn a high school diploma. The Excel Center is located in the downtown Aftergut Center. MERS Goodwill operates 44 thrift stores throughout the bi-state area to assist in its mission of changing lives through the power of work.

A Jewish Federation-funded program that targets the Jewish community is “Careers in Transition,” a job placement program for the unemployed and underemployed in the Jewish community.

Michael Iskiwitch is Board Chairman.