Challenge Unlimited is a proud partner of the following agencies:
The AbilityOne® Program is among the largest sources of employment, on Federal contracts, for individuals who are blind or have significant disabilities in the United States. Established in 1938, the program is administered by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission®, an independent Federal agency, with assistance from National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and SourceAmerica®
Established in 1974, SourceAmerica is one of two U.S. nonprofits designated in the Javits–Wagner–O’Day Act to support nonprofit agencies participating in the AbilityOne Program. That program provides employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities by providing them opportunities to produce goods and services under federal contracts.
Prior to July 1, 2013, SourceAmerica was known as NISH.
ACCSES is a network of over 1,200 organizations that provides exceptional services to people with disabilities across the United States. The mission of ACCSES is to promote and enhance community-based solutions that maximize employment and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet these standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.
American Network of Community Options & Resources (ANCOR)
The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, they support over one million individuals with disabilities. Their mission is to advance the ability of their members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities.
Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (MARF)
MARF improves the lives of Missourians with disabilities by driving public policy and strengthening member organizations through advocacy, education and collaboration. MARF is made up of two working divisions including Community Living and Employment. MARF providers serve people with disabilities through many aspects including: Residential Services, In-home Supports, Day Programs, Individual Supported Living (ISL), Group Homes, Community Access Training, Skills Training, Job Development, Supported Employment, and Sheltered Employment.
Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers (MASWM)
The Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers is dedicated to enhancing Missouri’s extended employment sheltered workshops, programs for the people we serve and the business services we provide. Founded by parents and others deeply concerned with the wellbeing and opportunities available for Missourians with disabilities, the association is a leader in the field of disability awareness through education, advocacy and creation of opportunities for people with disabilities.
Illinois Association of Rehabilitative Facilities (IARF)
The Association promotes community services & supports to persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness & substance abuse problems. IARF has been the voice of human services organizations since its incorporation. The stated purpose of IARF is: