CRF-First Choice

                     CRF-First Choice

Our mission is for each individual to experience all the rights granted to them as citizens.  We believe everyone should have the opportunity to participate in community life.  It is our goal to see that each person experience the highest quality of life possible, in keeping with the individual’s value system and be nurtured in a caring and supportive environment, and to prohibit deprivation of fullest measure of privacy, dignity, rights and privileges to persons who are disabled.  This will give them the opportunity for maximizing their abilities to the fullest of their potential, so as to achieve a greater quality of life.  We feel that all individuals should be provided high-quality care and an above-average training program.  We are dedicated to the provision of superior services for the disabled individual.  We assist the client in identifying their needs and we, as a team, determine the best course, and from there, do our utmost to assist each individual in progressing and succeeding. 

Our initial and primary concern is to see that all services are provided consistently with the persons’ needs and personal choices.  The individual is encouraged to maintain a relationship with their family and friends and by doing so, preventing the individual from becoming a separate entity from the family and community.  CRF and CRF First Choice, Inc. provide appropriate ancillary services which are complimentary to the individual’s psycho-social religious and cultural needs.  Such services are to be provided for every individual within the state who needs them.  It is our mission to provide services maximizing all the fiscal resources available to these individuals that will promote the individual’s growth.  Programs will be developed and perhaps more importantly, evaluated not upon artificial or inappropriate criteria, but upon the degree to which they foster and affect the full integration of the developmentally disabled individual.  We must be continually vigilant of policies, regulations, staff practices and licensing procedures which in anyway, militate against the full normalization and integration of the disabled individual.  This will be done by ensuring that all these programs and services are individualized, specifically to each person’s needs.  The yardstick by which all these programs will be measured is on of outcome.  Services should utilize a broad array of community resources and promote community membership.  The extent to which a person becomes a member of the community is a matter of personal preference, but as a minimum, community membership means and the individual will help make major as well as day to day decisions affecting their life, receive support in realizing their aspirations, develop a network of friends, family members and neighbors and will participate in the civic responsibilities expected of a citizen of the community.  These services are essential to enable each individual to reach their maximal development, and the realization of their potential, regardless of their individual’s disability.

The initial and primary resource in the care of the disabled is the home and the family.  It is our responsibility to provide normalized experiences for this population.  This agency feels that we can provide a stimulating environment to meet the needs of the disabled individual.  The final outcome being a measurable increase in the ability to make responsible choices, exert greater control over their life circumstances, establish and maintain relationships, develop and exercise their competencies, and to experience a sense of belonging, security and self-respect.