Peckham, Inc. Receives CARF Accreditation, Superior Service For Jobs For People With Disabilities

Aug 20, 2015, 14:00 ET from Peckham, Inc.

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Peckham, Inc. has achieved a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Peckham has maintained full accreditation since its very first survey. Peckham a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization provides paid job training opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities.

Peckham, Inc. was commended for having strengths in many areas, including an exemplary mention for its Mission Engagement Experience (MEe) program, an employee engagement strategy that drives the mission and vision of Peckham, and directly supports client programs, activities and services.

The Survey Outcome Report listed the following comment from CARF Surveyors:

"On balance, Peckham provides quality individualized services. The board and staff members are committed to providing a unique service in a setting that encourages growth and learning on the part of both the persons (with disabilities) served and staff members.

Although Peckham does not specifically identify a servant leadership or values-based leadership model of business, it demonstrates principles of these models in its strong culture provided throughout the operations.

Peckham's progressive culture enriches the lives of everyone working at the organization. The educational tools, resources, and the coaching and encouragement given to the clients help provide the understanding and confidence necessary to try to increase the skill sets and abilities of each client.

Once the client has decided to try, every effort is made to help him or her succeed. Even when success just is not possible, the clients are praised for the attempt and staff members work hard to see what in the experience was positive and build from there.

The leadership and board provide the tools and infrastructure necessary for this nurturing, growth-oriented climate...  The leadership takes steps to ensure conformance to the CARF standards, even when Peckham's mode of operation is different from the norm and regardless of its relationship with its funders and referral sources."

CARF accreditation 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 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.

Shavonne Singleton


SOURCE Peckham, Inc.