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