Earthwise Industries awarded three-year CARF accreditation

The staff and employees at Earthwise Industries, along with board members and special guests, enjoyed breakfast Thursday as they were presented with the CARF banner for this accomplishment.

CARF International announced that Earthwise Industries has been accredited for a period of three years for its Sheltered Employment for Adults with Disabilities program. The latest accreditation is the second consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Earthwise Industries.

This 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.

Earthwise Industries is a nonprofit organization with offices at 1386 South Main Street. It has been providing meaningful and dignified employment opportunities and training experience to persons with disabilities in the community who are willing to work, but otherwise experience barriers in the Troy area since 1967. Earthwise also operate the Budget Boutique.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

For additional information, contact Jeff Reeg, Executive Director at 636-528-8869.

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 9:46 am