Based on an extensive three-day survey conducted by four CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) surveyors, Rise was recently awarded its twelfth three-year certification, the highest level of accreditation.
Surveyors thoroughly examined and evaluated all aspects of the agency, assessing more than 1,200 program service standards. This included 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.
Surveyors also interviewed Rise board members, team members, parents and guardians, people we serve, employers, community volunteers, and business associates regarding Rise’s services.
In their 26-page final report, surveyors concluded in part that Rise: “demonstrates a commitment to person-centered thinking and implementation. Its employment services are creative and individualized, resulting in satisfaction on the part of persons served and employers. Rise has forged relationships and partnerships throughout the communities it serves and advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities. Persons served, family members, and funders all express a high level of satisfaction and praise for the staff members providing the services. Its reputation as a model of services in the state is well-deserved. The leadership and staff of Rise are congratulated for their level of commitment to the organization’s mission and extraordinary conformance to CARF standards.”
Surveyors also complimented Rise for its governance policies, strategic planning, code of ethical conduct, and ability to manage funds and maintain a stable financial position.
“CARF accreditation gives the people we serve 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. “We are proud of the services we offer and congratulate our hard-working team members for their efforts in carrying out Rise’s important mission so professionally and effectively.”