Making a Difference
Tammy tells WKBN News why she donated her stimulus check to local charities.
How kind and generous, Tammy!
A Statement from the CEO
Siffrin’s purpose, mission, philosophy, and culture are based on the premise that all persons have equal rights and should be able to freely and without distinction, safely integrate within their communities. We believe that regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability all persons should be treated with respect and dignity. Siffrin will maintain an open dialogue, discussion, and thus, awareness among our employees and stakeholders about the importance of equal treatment of all people within our organization and the community. It resides within us all, the responsibility to change the negativity in our world and restore the hope and promise of justice for all.
Bradley L. Vincent
We are looking forward to seeing you at Shady Hollow Country Club next month. Activities and golf carts have been modified with health and safety in mind, and we are encouraging everyone to use the online registration to pay for golfers and sponsorships to minimize contact. Online Registration HERE.
Remember 100% of proceeds benefit someone in need.
Pictured is Chuck C making a generous $1,500 donation to the Stark County Hunger Task Force!!! That is more than 6500 meals! What a great way to end the week!
Art, Chuck’s Home Manager, made sure that Chuck knew how much this money was needed and that he is helping numerous families who rely on this agency for food!!
To Staff, Individuals, Partners and our Community,
Siffrin has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our primary focus is the health and safety of the individuals we serve as well as our staff, families and supporters. We are also committed to continuing to provide the most effective and efficient services while thoughtfully and appropriately following guidelines from federal, state and local sources.
It would be difficult to list every measure we have taken to both comply with the Governor’s requests and assure we are minimizing the risk of exposure, but I did want to update you on some of our actions.
We have educated our staff and individuals on the use of universal precautions.
We are sanitizing all service areas as well as the busses and central office facilities.
We have suspended all community-based activities in all programs, limited travel of staff, conferences and face to face meetings. Outside visitation to our services and homes is curtailed.
Our day service programs, employment programs, transportation services and Siffrin Academy have been closed or are operating in a home-based setting.
Effective March 20th, Siffrin’s central office staff will be working from remote locations, meaning the office will be closed. We will be assessing this on a weekly basis as to how it impacts operational efficiencies.
This is a very fluid situation and things can change daily, if not hourly. I want to acknowledge Siffrin’s Administration, Managers, Support Staff and especially our DSPs for their commitment to those we serve and for their knowledge and creativity in adapting to this ever-changing environment.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and I assure you that Siffrin will do everything we can to maintain the health and safety of everyone associated with our organization. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Bradley L. Vincent
We are pleased to announce that Siffrin has been issued a three-year accreditation from CARF International. The survey which took place in January applies to our services in Employment Support, Job Development, and Community Housing. This marks the 10th consecutive 3-year accreditation from CARF which is the highest award. We continue our dedication and commitment to improving the lives of those we serve since our first survey in 1993. This accreditation will extend until March 31, 2023.
Value of CARF Accreditation
CARF accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
Siffrin Academy saw its first location open in 2017. Based at Siffrin’s Mahoning Regional office in Austintown, Ohio, the program offers postsecondary education and pre-vocational training. This program is geared to those transitioning into life after high school and those on a path to employment.
Siffrin Academy in Stark County will be underway soon at Kent State University Stark Campus. The university setting will allow those enrolled in the Academy to interact with students on campus and allows those KSU students to work with those in the Academy as part of a mentoring program. The relationship between KSU Stark and Siffrin will give participants a unique opportunity to make their own choices with their education in an integrated learning environment.
Siffrin Academy Launches a Location in Stark County
Brad Vincent, Siffrin CEO and Denise Seachrist, Dean of KSU Stark
Community Integration * Siffrin Academy * Employment Support * Residential * Financial Management * Transportation
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