The Core of Merry Glen’s purpose is family love.

The connection we feel towards parents, siblings, and children is unlike any other we experience. So, when one of the family needs care, particularly lifelong care, a lifelong search for the best possible mix of support, safety, and personal growth begins.

Through many adventures and misadventures the 17 families of our Loved Ones have discovered Merry Glen to be their extended family, offering the encouragement and support needed for Loved Ones to live confidently, safely and richly.

Merry Glen is personal and direct. The families are in charge, hiring the Executive Director through a non-profit cooperative model. All members meet 4 times a year with an Executive Committee meeting monthly.


We take community residential services for persons with disabilities for granted today. We expect to live in a community where, even if everyone doesn’t “belong” due to environmental and social limits set by others, everyone is at least seen!

That wasn’t always the case, and Merry Glen is an example of what just a few committed folks can do. The story is told in our video also (which you really should watch!).

Merry Glen’s best days are ahead of it. We offer a unique service model able to be developed anywhere in the eastern Washington area. The Merry Glen model is attractive to policy makers seeking to control costs, family members who want to keep their Loved One home as long as possible and Loved Ones wanting to optimize their health, choices and independence.

If you or your family is seeking a unique, family oriented approach and a true long-term commitment, please contact us so we can visit. That’s how it all starts.


Merry Glen began as and its corporate name remains Parents’ Cooperative Society for the Handicapped, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation operating continuously since 1961. Through the years it has been known as Merry Glen, Merry Glen Home and School, Merry Glen School. Now we simply go by Merry Glen.

Merry Glen delivers services under contract with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, primarily under Washington Administrative Code 388-101 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=388-101&full=true

2917 N Cincinnati
Spokane, WA 99207
509/487-3302 fax

Board Chair: Deanna Noland
Executive Director: Doug Overlock