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CARF awards Rise three-year accreditation

Based on an intensive, three-day survey conducted by four CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) surveyors, Rise was awarded its eleventh three-year certification, the highest level of accreditation.
    
Surveyors thoroughly examined and evaluated all aspects of the agency, including Rise’s management system, employment programs and services, production procedures, funding sources, and administrative organization to assess its compliance with CARF’s international standards of performance. 
    
CARF surveyors assessed 1,200 program service standards and had only two recommendations to make.
    
“CARF accreditation gives consumers confidence that an independent monitoring system is in place which is specifically concerned about their best interests,” said Rise President Lynn Noren. 
    
“The community can be assured of Rise’s accountability and high-level performance,” she added. “Surveyors also interviewed Rise board members, staff, parents and guardians, people we serve, employers, community volunteers, and business associates regarding Rise’s services.”
    
In their final report, surveyors noted that Rise is to be complimented for its outstanding leadership, as well as its governance policies, strategic planning, code of ethical conduct, and its ability to manage funds and maintain a stable financial position.
  
“At Rise, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their own personal and career goals, and live a life filled with purpose and dignity,” said Noren.  
    
“We are proud of the housing, employment, and personal growth services we offer, and congratulate our hard-working staff for their efforts in carrying out Rise’s important mission so professionally and effectively.”