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Canopy, Inc. Receives National Accreditation

PORTLAND, OR. – Canopy, Inc. (Canopy) was recently accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). The AAS is a national leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education, training, development of standards and resources, and through survivor support services. Canopy, Inc. is one of three organizations in Oregon that has been accredited by AAS. Canopy is the only Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in the nation to be accredited by the AAS. The accreditation is the result of a rigorous review of Canopy's crisis services and procedures and certifies that Canopy's service delivery methods meet nationally recognized standards.

Joan Wright, Director of Crisis Services Accreditation & Certification Programs with the AAS said “Canopy has done an excellent job of assuring that their crisis service does not take a back seat to their other services. They have an excellent service as a result of a well–organized training program for their new employees”.

The accreditation process included a review of Canopy's written documents and an onsite review to evaluate Canopy's organizational structure, screening and training of crisis workers, service delivery system, ethical standards and practice, community integration, and program evaluation. Customers and clients served by Canopy can be assured that Canopy delivers crisis services at the highest standards utilizing best practices.

Founded in 1975, Canopy, Inc. is a privately held firm that provides a variety of services locally and nationally to public and private organizations including: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Work/Life Services, Wellness Programs, Organizational Development, a Military Helpline, and Executive Coaching.

For additional information about Canopy or their services contact Anthony Brown at:
503–639–3009
800–433–2320
abrown@cascadecenters.com