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Gateway Service earns CQL accreditation

PRINCETON — Tracy Wright announced that Gateway Services Inc. has been awarded the three-year Quality Assurances Accreditation from CQL (the Council on Quality and Leadership).

This award confirms that the organization embraces person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services.

Gateway Services Inc. provides supports to adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Bureau, Marshall, and Putnam counties through a variety of programs, including residential services, community employment services, day program services, and community mental health counseling.

Supports are tailored to individuals' choices in order for them to live the lives they dream of. Gateway’s mission is “empowering people — enriching community.” 

“Our accreditation experience has been truly amazing,” Wright said. “We had not been accredited for approximately 10 years, and we knew it was something we needed to do.

"While we have always prided ourselves on being a top-notch organization for providing these services, CQL challenges us to continue to improve. The entire process has helped us to bring about some positive changes, and our process for a person-centered focus has, and will, continue to evolve. We look forward to our continued partnership with CQL,” she said.

When Gateway Services partnered with CQL to pursue accreditation, it undertook a rigorous process to review and improve supports and services. The efforts of Gateway Services were focused on empowering the people who receive supports to pursue what really matters in their lives, and achieve their personally-defined outcomes.

“CQL commends Gateway Services Inc. for its success in increasing the quality of life for the people it supports. We are pleased to partner with them on this journey of ongoing organizational transformation,” Mary Kay Rizzolo, president and CEO of CQL, said.

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