Certifications & accreditations

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is uniquely qualified to provide employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers and to partner with local businesses for workforce development in key industries in Minnesota.

  • We have been serving people with disabilities since just after World War II.
  • Our services have been repeatedly recognized by industry and nonprofit leaders for quality, effectiveness and positive impact.
  • We partner with community leaders to successfully develop, launch and maintain training programs in Automotive, Banking, Construction, Customer Service Representative, Financial Operations and Retail industries.
  • Several major local employers regularly hire our trained program participants including Bremer Bank, Jiffy Lube, Target, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

We are certified with the appropriate employment and disability service organizations:

CARF International

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota has consistently maintained CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation since 1977. CARF is the standard-setting body for organizations that provide rehabilitation services. Accreditation is current for job development, support, training, vocational evaluation services, employee development services, employment skills training services and psycho-social rehabilitation programs.
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Charities Review Council

Goodwill-Easter Seals has been reviewed by the Charities Review Council and is proud to have met its accountability standards.
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Charity Navigator

Goodwill-Easter Seals has been reviewed by Charity Navigator and is proud to have a 4-star rating out of four stars.
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Greater Twin Cities United Way

Goodwill-Easter Seals is a Greater Twin Cities United Way partner agency in good standing.
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Current certifications & accreditations

  • Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS), approved provider in Anoka, Benton, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington, Wright, counties/p>

  • The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accreditation division of AdvancED, as a postsecondary school

  • CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, continuous 3-year accreditation since 1977

  • Minnesota DEED, Workforce Investment & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Certified Training provider

  • Minneapolis Employment and Training (MET) Minneapolis Works, Train to Career, and Dislocated Worker vendor

  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), SNAP Employment and Training provider Minnesota Department of Health, designated as an Essential Community Provider (Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Working Well Mental Health Clinic)

  • Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), licensed as a Rule 29 Multidisciplinary Mental Health Clinic (Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Working Well Mental Health Clinic)

  • Minnesota Office of Higher Education, licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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