MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries

Address: Headquarters/Aftergut Center: 1727 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo. 63103 • Lippman Center: 2545 S. Hanley Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63144 | Phone: Headquarters/Aftergut Center: 314-241-3464 •  Lippman Center: 314-647-7453 | website:

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. In addition, MERS Goodwill develops alternative vocational opportunities and offers specialized programs for persons with specific disabilities, such as those on the autism spectrum or the hearing impaired. MERS Goodwill also houses a day care, sheltered workshop and a halfway house for women.  

Goodwill is pleased to announce the opening of their Goodwill Excel Center in October, 2018.  This is an adult high school that allows adults over 21 to get a high school diploma. 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. 

Darryl Jones is Board Chairman.