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Member of the Iowa Association of Community Providers

Innovative Industries (Creston and Winterset locations) is accredited by CARF International, for the following services:

  • Employee Development Services (Work Adjustment)

  • Employee Planning Services (Community Based Assessment and Evaluation Services)

  • Organizational Employment Services (Work Services and Pre-Vocational Services)

  • Community Employment Services (Job Development, Placement and Coaching Services)

  • Community Integration Services (Day Habilitation Services)

CARF accreditation is achieved by having a panel of trained peer surveyors on site to review programs; documentation; business practices; consumer program planning processes and to interview consumers, parents, guardians, Board members and funding sources to determine satisfaction with services and adherence to the CARF standards.   Our current accreditation is a three year accreditation, good from January, 2005 through February, 2008.  We anticipate having CARF surveyors here for three days in January or February, 2008.

CARF Survey Report


CARE is licensed by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals as a Residential Care Facility (RCF) and certified by Department of Human Services Home and Community Based Waiver Programs as a Supported Community Living provider.  CARE is surveyed annually by DIA and periodically by DHS and must meet the state standards established for those programs.


Support Services of South Central Iowa is certified by Department of Human Services Home and Community Based Waiver Programs to provide Supported Community Living, Respite and Physical Disability Services (CDAC) to persons with both Mental Retardation and Brain Injury.  We intend for SS of SCI to be included in next year’s CARF accreditation process.


Innovative Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries are members of the Iowa Association of Community Providers.  Staff representatives to IACP have served in the following capacities for the Association:  Chair of the Education and Training Committee (Dorene Rusk: 2006 and 2007); Chair of the Vocational Committee (Jean Rommes: 2001 and 2002).

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