To help employees of companies that directly or indirectly support people with disabilities, mental, behavioral and other health problems, and those facing poverty, inequality, and other social issues. We do this through training, consulting, and access to resources.
At Act-Cess, we define success by our ability to pass on the good fortune we have received.
In 2006, Bob and Lorna Runkle formed Act-Cess USA as an affordable way to help socially responsible organizations grow, increase their efficiency and profitability, and improve employee training. We accomplish this by providing technical assistance, consultation, training, and access to information and funds.
In 2008, Act-Cess embarked on “Project Patrick” to help service providers of individuals with special needs – developmental disability, mental illness, and other challenges – secure state grants in order to fund workforce training and development. “Project Patrick” is our way of paying it forward to those agencies which are devoted to serving this community and the thousands of staff whose livelihood and personal growth depend on their employers’ commitment to train and develop their potential.
Patrick is our 34-year-old inspiration and he now lives, works, and thrives at one of these special agencies. Lorna Runkle is Patrick’s mother and Joseph is his brother. Both are the driving forces of Act-Cess.