Posted on Dec 09, 2014
Based on an intensive, three-day survey conducted by four CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) surveyors, Rise was awarded its tenth three-year certification, the highest level
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 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, program participants, 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 have a meaningful life, live safely, contribute to the community, and experience their own personal measure of success,” 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 mission. With more than 1,000 international program service standards reviewed, the CARF surveyors had only one recommendation for improvement which is excellent.”