Our staff spent hundreds of hours preparing for the audit. The audit itself lasted four and a half, eight hour days. It involved interviews with people that we serve, reviews of records and policies, developmental structures of outcome that will drive person centered planning and meetings with leadership to review our commitment to the process.
There are approximately 400 agencies state-wide that provide residential services. Of this group only 29 agencies (8%) have achieved accreditation. At the end of the process we earned a four year accreditation and high praise for the quality of our services, governance and training.