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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — McLean, VA (April 21, 2016) — For the sixth year in a row, The NonProfit Times has named PRS, Inc., a leading, local nonprofit that helps individuals who live with serious mental health issues, to its list of Best Places to Work.  

“We are honored to be part of this list.  It takes special employees to provide the level of compassionate service that our clients and community need to recover and rebuild lives. Our focus on creating a great work environment is part of that commitment to attracting and retaining an excellent workforce,” said Wendy Gradison, CEO, PRS, Inc.

PRS was ranked 24th among all nonprofits surveyed and 9th among medium sized employers. PRS has 82 employees that work at its headquarters in McLean, throughout northern Virginia, in the District of Columbia, and at various locations in the region. Created in 2010 by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group, Inc., this nationwide survey and awards program honors the best employers in the nonprofit sector. The program was open to all nonprofits with a 501 (c)(3) status that have a facility with a minimum of 15 employees. The evaluation included a survey about benefits, policies and practices and a confidential Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey used to evaluate the workplace experience and organizational culture.

Results were analyzed and categorized according to eight core focus areas: leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training, development and resources; pay and benefits; and overall engagement. Nonprofits on the list scored on average 90 percent on the survey compared with 76 percent by nonprofits that did not make the list.

PRS offers a work environment that fosters teamwork, professional growth, and work-life balance. It’s a culture where employees enjoy coming to work, are accountable and can excel in the services they provide.  The organization provides supported resources and training for continued learning and growth, a competitive industry-related salary, and an excellent benefits program.

More about PRS

PRS is a leading local nonprofit helping those living with serious mental health issues and anyone who faces life crises achieve independence and self-sufficiency. Operating in Northern Virginia and DC, PRS provides clients with skill training and support to help them recover and rebuild their lives through programs such as: Recovery Academy Day Programs, Community Support Services, Employment Services, Community Housing, Coordinated Specialty Care and CrisisLink—a 24/7 phone and text hotline.


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