CARF International has announced that Phoenix has been accredited for three years for its Community Employment Services, Vocational Evaluation, Employee Development and Organizational Employ-ment programs. This is the 12th consecutive three-year accreditation that CARF has awarded to Phoenix.
“The board of directors at Phoenix is thrilled that the organization has once again received a three-year accreditation from CARF,” Gary Tucker, Phoenix’s board chair, said. “CARF evaluated Phoenix on approximately 900 standards, and commended the organization for its strong leadership team, the passion of its team members, and its excellent reputation in the community. The receipt of a full three-year accreditation is testament to Phoenix’s commitment to its mission and the dedication of its management team and employees.”
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body. Its mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. Organizations that earn the three-year accreditation submit to a rigorous peer review process while demonstrating to a team of CARF surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.
“Community involvement and organizational relationships are measured by CARF for effectiveness in program delivery,” Phoenix CEO Bryan Dodson said. “Phoenix appreciates the ongoing relationships we have with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Service, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and our many federal customers. These connections enable us to help individuals with disabilities to improve the quality of their lives.”
Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that has been providing jobs, job placement and a variety of other services to people with disabilities in Huntsville and throughout North Alabama since 1973. Currently, Phoenix provides employment to more than 800 people in three states. It also provides a variety of support services to more than 1,300 people annually in five North Alabama counties.