Citizens Re-Designated a Compass Agency by OPWDD
This week, the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) came down from the state capitol to visit Citizens Options Unlimited and partner agency AHRC Nassau.
We kicked off an action-packed validation week with a Person-Centered Excellence Experience and Personal Outcome Measures Rally: Destination: My Life Discovered!
Auditors actively engaged our entire organization connecting with people supported, board members, management, and staff to determine whether Citizens operates in a person-centered environment focused on the goal of promoting and achieving valued outcomes for the people served.
Following many meetings and visits across the agency, Citizens is again one of four New York nonprofit agencies with Compass designation. Compass recognizes provider agencies that have progressed beyond minimal regulatory compliance and have achieved excellence in service delivery.
We will continue to celebrate the people we support and share all the ways people embrace advocacy, establish decision making in their own lives, and promote dignity and respect!