he Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has granted ProAct an extension of three years, the longest term given by the worldwide body
ProAct, Inc., which provides employment related services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, has received another three-year accreditation for its employment services from CARF, the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The three year accreditation is the highest level that can be awarded to an organization and shows its adherence to CARF standards in the way it provides its services.
In its report following an intensive peer review survey, CARF cited a number of strengths of the nonprofit ProAct organization, including its knowledgeable and dedicated board of directors, its strong and experienced leadership team, strong financial position and low employee turnover rate, compared to others in the field.
“The persons served by ProAct express a high degree of satisfaction. They appear happy and engaged, whether participating in community employment, center-based training, or developmental training,” the CARF report said.
“We were very pleased to receive this three-year accreditation and for the affirmation
we received for our programs,” said Steven Ditschler, ProAct’s president and chief
executive officer. “Most of all, this favorable report is a recognition of the diligence and quality of our staff, but this honor must be shared with all involved in our success, ProAct’s participants, employees, board of directors, donors, employers and many others.”
During the course of the accreditation review, CARF surveyors visited ProAct’s
facilities in Eagan, Red Wing and Zumbrota, all in Minnesota, and in Hudson, Wisconsin. The surveyors sampled the views of the people served by ProAct, family members, community leaders, public agency representatives and employees.
The programs accredited are community employment services—Employment Supports and Job Development, Community Integration, Employee Development Services, Employment Planning Services and Organizational Employment Services.
Headquartered in Eagan, ProAct serves people with developmental and other
disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and other barriers to employment and community
inclusion. Most of the people served are from the Twin Cities area, southeast
Minnesota and western Wisconsin.