OMNI Youth Services Wins National Award for Being a Healthy Place to Work! Last October, the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA) named OMNI as the recipient of the 2006 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) for the state of Illinois. The PHWA is designed to recognize organizations that make a commitment to programs and policies fostering employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance and productivity.
OMNI was recognized for its outstanding commitment to the growth and development of its employees as demonstrated by the incorporation of experiential learning in organization-wide activities, as well as for its efforts to help staff prioritize the same values that OMNI works to instill in its clients: healthy decision-making, personal and professional development built upon identified strengths, the importance of family and an appropriate work-life balance. As the state winner of the PHWA, OMNI qualified to compete against other state winners for the National Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award presented by the American Psychological Association (APA). OMNI recently learned that it has been selected as a 2007 National Best Practices Honoree by the APA in recognition of its creative approach to meeting the needs of its employees.