NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
12/19/2014

Announcing our 5th CARF accreditation representing our commitment to providing the highest quality of services based on rigorous peer review.

Online PR News – 19-December-2014 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento, California — 12/17/2014 — NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is proud to announce its 5th consecutive CARF International Accreditation for our Supported Employment Program. This three-year accreditation represents NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing’s commitment to providing the highest quality of services based on rigorous peer review.

The Supported Employment Program at NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is a cost-free support system designed around the employment needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals with developmental disabilities. The program’s specialized employment services include job placement, training, and on the job coaching. To provide on-going support the program meets with employers to discuss individual workplace needs including communication access and other long term follow ups.

During an on-site survey, representatives from CARF were able to note several strengths in the Supported Employment Program’s high record of successful employment. Deaf consumers and their families are happy with employment choices and the continued long-term support from the Supported Employment Program. Employers express their satisfaction in the Supported Employment Program’s ability to provide on-going support for both the employer and consumer. The survey also commended NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing for our respect in the community and our commitment to employing deaf and hard of hearing staff, or hearing staff with backgrounds in American Sign Language and deaf culture, that can anticipate the specific employment needs of consumers.

NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is a nonprofit community-based organization serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals in 24 northeastern counties of California. Founded and managed by a team of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing has been an organization ‘of, by and for’ the deaf and hard of hearing community for more than 37 years. Our mission is to educate, empower, and advocate while supporting equal access to employment, education, and public services. To find out more about NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing visit www.norcalcenter.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 that centers 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 Chelsea Rummler at (916) 349-7500 or crummler@norcalcenter.org