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Venture receives special honour

A local organization that helps developmentally disabled adults has been recognized.

The Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has accredited Vernon’s Venture Training for a period of three years for its programs and residences.

“A successful accreditation is a result of hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers from all levels of the organization,” said Eileen Howells, executive director of the Vernon and District Association for Community Living, which operates Venture Training.

Accreditation is a requirement for any organization that contracts with Community Living B.C. for more than $500,000 per year.

“An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process,” said Howells.

“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.”

Venture Training, which started in 1955, provides a wide variety of life enhancing programs to more than 220 adults with developmental disabilities.

“Whether it’s cutting survey stakes in the wood shop, shopping for groceries or assisting a community member with dropping off a television set at e-waste, the participants at Venture Training are contributing members of their community,” said Howells.

 

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