CARF has announced that Opportunity Partners, a Minnetonka-based nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities, has been accredited for a period of three years—the highest level that can be awarded—for its employment and community services programs.
This accreditation shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation outcome has completed a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.
Opportunity Partners empowers people with disabilities to strive for maximum self-sufficiency in the community. Its customized employment, education and residential services have helped 1,300 people with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities achieve their dreams for greater independence.
The CARF report listed strengths in a number of areas, such as job development and community integration. According to the report, “The job development activities of Opportunity Partners are outstanding. The number and diversity of placements are impressive.”
Opportunity Partners was also praised for its dedication to its clients. “Staff members are respectful of individuals served and attentive to their needs. The organization’s personnel make a concerted effort to ensure that persons served are active partners in all aspects of their services.”
CARF is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through an accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs.
For additional info about Opportunity Partners, call 952-938-5511 or visit www.opportunitypartners.org.
Julie Peters is the Director of Communications at Opportunity Partners.