December 2001

Friendship in Fargo awarded accreditation


Friendship, Inc., Fargo, N.D., which provides residential and vocational services for people with disabilities, has received accreditation with distinction from The Council on Quality and Leadership in Support for People With Disabilities. This level of award signifies provision of services of the highest quality and is rarely achieved by human service providers. To attain the accreditation, Friendship underwent a rigorous week-long review. Review teams evaluated services in multiple locations and interviewed people served by Friendship as well as their families and staff members. The teams also analyzed organizational processes of leadership, operational systems, quality management and planning.