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PI awarded three-year CARF accreditation

Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 10:57 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014 11:19 a.m. CST

CARF International recently announced Progress Industries has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services: Employment Supports and Job Development, Community Housing, Community Integration, Organizational Employment Services, Supported Community Living.

The latest accreditation is the 12th consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Progress Industries. 

The accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. 

Progress Industries is a nonprofit  organization with offices at 1017 E. Seventh St. N. in Newton and 5518 NW 88th St. in Johnston. It has been providing employment training and placement services, day activity programs and residential services for people living in Jasper and Polk counties since 1979.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body with the mission to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. CARF International establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. 

Contact (641) 791-2846 or visit www.progressindustries.org for more information.

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