CARF Accreditation

WSCC was recently awarded a 3-year accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Founded in 1966, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in the following areas:

  • Aging Services
  • Behavioral Health
  • Business and Services Management Networks
  • Child and Youth Services
  • Employment and CommunityServices
  • Medical Rehabilitation

Achieving accreditation requires a service provider to commit to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each person the provider serves, and monitor the results of services.

A service provider begins the accreditation process with an internal examination of its program and business practices. Then the provider requests an on-site survey that will be conducted by a team of expert practitioners selected by CARF. During the survey, the provider must demonstrate that it conforms to a series of rigorous and internationally recognized CARF standards.

Based on the results of the survey, CARF prepares a written report of the provider’s strengths and areas for improvement. If a provider has sufficiently demonstrated its conformance to the standards, it earns a 1-year or 3-year CARF accreditation.


WSCC received accreditation for the following programs through July 2020:

  • Child and Youth Services
  • Community Employment Services: Job Development
  • Mentor Services
  • Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Prevention Programs
  • Service Coordination