Thanks to all of our friends at Elder Outreach, the kids at Parker House had the time of their lives sitting courtside at the Harlem Globetrotters' game at the River Center on February 21st. The Washington Generals, the opposing team, were set-up directly in front of the kids and joked with them the entire night. The kids were thrilled to witness the Globetrotters’ legendary ball-handling skills and amazing trick shots with their own eyes. In addition to a pizza dinner downtown, the kids each got a game ball signed by the players! This was such a special night for the kids and one they'll always remember.
As a result of an intensive survey of our behavioral health programs, VOAGBR has achieved its goal of receiving a three-year accreditation from CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services services. Accreditation demonstrates that VOAGBR has an ongoing commitment to performance enhancement, risk management, quality improvement and distinguished service delivery. Surveyors observed that our organization is accountable to the community, respects the rights and individuality of the people we serve and is exceeding industry standards in the areas of service provision, governance, health and safety, and financial responsibility. Click the article title to read comments from our surveyors.
A big THANK YOU to Robinson Brothers Ford Lincoln for their continued support and for running a full page ad in the February editions of InRegister, 225 and the Baton Rouge Business Report promoting Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge and our School Readiness Tax Credit program. The School Readiness Tax Credit program allows Louisiana businesses to make donations up to $5,000 annually to our early childhood education program – Partnerships in Child Care and receive a 100% refundable state tax credit. To learn more about our School Readiness Tax Credit program, visit www.GetSmartGBR.org.