For Immediate Release
Charlotte, NC — CARF International has announced that Nevins, Inc., an organization serving developmentally disabled adults in the Charlotte area, has been accredited for three years for its Community Employment Services in Job Development and Employment Supports, and Community Integration programs. Nevins has maintained and improved its standard of care through the CARF independent review process and has maintained continuous accreditation status since 2001.
In the 2013 accreditation report, Nevins was cited for specific strengths, including providing meaningful, supported employment with high employer satisfaction; offering various social and community activities; retaining a committed and collaborative staff; and using diverse fundraising sources to keep programs and facilities updated.
To be awarded a Three-Year Accreditation, Nevins 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.
Nevins, Inc., serving the Charlotte area, was founded in 1959 by a group of parents determined to improve the quality of life of their developmentally disabled children as they grew into adulthood. The organization remains committed to helping developmentally disabled adults experience the dignity and empowerment that comes from earning one’s own wage, making choices, having an identity as a worker who performs a meaningful job and contributes to one’s family and community. To learn more, please visit www.NevinsInc.org.
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, visit the CARF website at www.CARF.org.
For additional information, please contact:
Adam Lawlor, Executive Director
(704) 596-1372 Ext. 203