JRDS is dedicated to providing quality services which empower persons with special needs to pursue their individual goals in a variety of community settings.
The Portland Foundation recently announced an award to help offset the costs associated with the remodeling of a JRDS supported living waiver home. We are excited to get this project underway to assist the residents of this home in maintaining their independent lives.
JRDS was recently awarded three-year accreditation from CARF International in the following service areas: Community Employment Services (Employment Supports and Job Development), Community Integration, Organizational Employment Services, Supported Living, Respite Services, and Governance.
CARF accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during a three day on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable. This is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation for JRDS.
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Saturday hours will continue in Jay County through the remainder of the year on the first Saturday of the month from 8 AM - 12 PM. The Jay County and Randolph Center will have regular recycling hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. EFFECTIVE December 17, 2012: $0.55 per pound.
JRDS was recently awarded $58,800 from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development for the completion of the interior of the expanded Basic Life Skills area at the Jay County center. These funds will provide some needed electronic switches to improve internet connectivity and the telephone system, furnishings for the warming kitchen, classroom cabinetry, a hydraulic changing table, and many other items that will assist JRDS staff in providing services to persons with special needs. Ami Huffman, Jay County’s Director of Community Development, was instrumental in working with JRDS to complete the initial grant application.
For thirty years Jay-Randolph Developmental Services, Inc. (JRDS) has been encouraging “Going Green” through its aluminum beverage can recycling services. Today JRDS announces an expansion to this service with the collection of used cell phones and accessories. Recycling these unwanted, broken or old cell phones will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent water pollution. Cell phones and accessories may be taken to the Portland Center (901 E. Water) or the Winchester Center (974 E. Base Road) between 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM. There will also be collection bins at various community businesses, financial institutions, and organization as well as the Jay County High School. Cell phones and accessories are accepted strictly on a donation basis to support the important work of JRDS by providing income opportunities, work training and other educational services to persons with developmental disabilities.
A new venture through the Indiana State Use Program began recently. The State Use Program is adminstered by the Indiana Association of Rehabilitative Facilities (INARF) and provides DD centers opportunities to bid on products and services used by the Indiana State Government. JRDS now has a contract through this program to provide janitorial services to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Winchester.