About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower others to live in joy and purpose, guided by God’s love as we care and serve. We recognize that people are the noblest created beings, and therefore we respect and treat each person with dignity regardless of their needs. This is what we believe and do.

Goodwill Retirement Community is nestled among the beautiful rolling hills of Western Maryland. Located one mile north of Grantsville, MD, our campus features a continuum of care including an Independent Living Retirement Village, Assisted Living Apartments, and skilled Nursing Home, which includes a Secured Memory Care Unit.


Organizational Profile

Goodwill Mennonite Home was incorporated in 1959 as a 501c(3) non-profit charitable, religious organization sponsored by three local Mennonite churches. We have continually expanded our services and facilities to meet the needs of our community. In 2005 we became a certified Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Goodwill is a member of LeadingAge and LifeSpan Network.

The History of Goodwill

Beginning in 1914, the Conservative Mennonite Conference began a children’s orphanage, known to be the first social service organization in Garrett County, Maryland. A new brick structure was completed in 1916 and housed its peak population of 87 children in 1931. In 1938 the children’s home closed due to a shift in how the government provided care for orphans.

In 1958, the Conservative Mennonite Conference donated the land and building to establish Goodwill Mennonite Home, Inc. as an independent non-profit organization providing 26 nursing home beds.

Responding to increasing needs, additions to the original structure were added in 1963, 1978, 1991, 2002, 2006, and 2011, bringing the bed capacity in the Nursing home to 108 and developing a 37 apartment Assisted Living. In 1988, construction began on the Retirement Village, which now includes 30 cottages.