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The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence


       The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence

May 6, 2022

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, has been awarded the three-year CQL Quality Assurances Accreditation from CQL, (The Council on Quality and Leadership.) This award confirms that the agency shares CQL’s vision for person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports.

“We are proud of the way staff members and people we support worked together to make this national certification a success,” said Howie Ganter, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s Chief Executive Officer. “It is even more satisfying to have achieved Accreditation while dealing with a global pandemic and a staffing crisis specifically impacting direct care staff members.”

When The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence partnered with CQL to pursue accreditation, it undertook a rigorous process to review and enhance services. Efforts were focused on empowering the people who receive support from their organization to make choices in how they live their lives, including: work choices, options for home life, and creating a community.

The agency has been awarded CQL accreditation as a result of demonstrating proficiency in the following areas:

  • Basic Assurances (ensuring fundamental safeguards related to health, safety and human security)
  • Personal Outcome Measures® (supporting and empowering people to achieve their goals and dreams)
  • Person-centered Excellence (demonstrating organizational commitment to continued enhancement of systems directly related to person-centered services) 

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence provides lifelong opportunities that enhance the lives of people, so that they may achieve their goals and aspirations. To learn more about the quality programs available, visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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About The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence:
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence seeks to be the premier provider of services for people with diverse needs through the continuum of life.