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Core Services of Northeast Tennessee was established to assist, include, and accept individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. We encourage them to be active participants and leaders within the community.

Persons served are supported daily by highly trained direct support professionals. We also provide registered nursing oversight. Our staff is committed to providing a drug free, safe and open environment, where all members of the Core Services community can have the opportunity to become involved.

As a private non-profit service organization, Core Services of Northeast Tennessee is committed to providing the support necessary to develop an inclusive and accepting community for persons served. We promote their individuality through education, information sharing, and community advocacy.

As a division of Washington County Community Residential Services, Inc., we currently serve Washington and Carter Counties.

Core Services of Northeast Tennessee was awarded the four year CQL Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership in August 2016. This award confirms that the Core Services shares CQL's vision for person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services.

When Core Services of Northeast Tennessee partnered with CQL to pursue accreditation, it undertook a rigorous process to review and improve services and supports. Core Services of Northeast Tennessee efforts were focused on empowering the people who receive support from their organization to make choices in how they live their lives . where they work, where they live, how they create a community.

Core Services of Northeast Tennessee 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)

For more than 40 years CQL has been a leader in raising the bar for human service organizations and systems to continuously define, measure and improve the quality of life of all people. Organizations that are awarded accreditation by CQL meet a stringent set of criteria and demonstrate an on-going commitment to person-centered excellence.