Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services are Awarded Another Three-Year CARF Accreditation!

Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services are Awarded Another Three-Year CARF Accreditation

March 2006

We are pleased to announce that CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, has reaccredited Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services for another three years!

This outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded
to an organization and shows an organization’s substantial conformance
to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a Three-Year
Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process
and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its
programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

Our organization was specifically accredited for it’s Community Services:
Family Services, Community Services: Supported Living, Community Services:
Community Integration, Employment Services: Community Employment Services:
Job Development, Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job Supports, Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job-Site Training, Community Services: Community Housing.

CARF is an international, independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is 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. Founded in 1966, it is an organization of peers, who work together to set, promote, and maintain the very highest standards in care and support for those whom we serve. CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

We have pursued the goal of becoming a accredited by CARF Accredited over five years ago as a part of our dedication to becoming an organization that provides the very best in services to our consumers. As an organization, we intend continually to strive to insure that our consumers are able to live rich, productive, safe, and happy lives, that expectations of all whom we serve, including families, guardians, case managers, counties, and other businesses, and provides the best employment experience for every employee, striving to create an environment that is both personally and professionally satisfying for us all.