CARF Accreditation: No Recommendations Received!

(An accomplishment achieved by only 3% of all human service providers)

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an international, independent, non-profit accreditor of human service providers and networks. Behavioral health service providers are required to go through a review process every three years. 

In order to receive a CARF accreditation, an organization must pass an in-depth review and meet rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality.

“A qualified endorsement that it conforms to internationally-recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for the persons it serves,” CARF International website. 

Impact underwent the CARF review and survey in September and received the final results in November. We received no recommendations, an accomplishment achieved by only approximately 3% of organizations. 

Highlights from the survey include:

  • “The organization maintains an atmosphere that showcases a high regard for the dignity and respect of the participants.”
  • “Impact has grown over the years into a force for positive change in the lives of persons with mental illness.” 
  • “The executive director exhibits both leadership and excellent character. Her talent and skills are evident in all of her work. Award-winning results, organic growth, and outstanding day-to-day levels of service are the products of her leadership.”
  • “The organization is complimented for doing such a phenomenal job in updating the housing units to meet the needs of the participants and creating and designing one of its properties with a trauma-informed focus in mind.”
  • “Impact is commended for assessing its needs and dedicating time to select the right staff. It is evident that the staff members complement one another and work well as a team to address the needs of the participants.” 
  • “A recommendation identifies any standard for which CARF determined that the organization did not meet the minimum requirements to demonstrate full conformance. Impact Behavioral Health Partners received no recommendations from this survey. This accomplishment is achieved on approximately 3 percent of CARF surveys.”
  • Ron Harlow, Operations & HR Manager, took the lead on preparation for the CARF process. His organization and thoroughness made for a seamless review.