CARF International announced that The Chase Home has been accredited for a period of three years for its Residential Treatment Services (RTS) program and Independent Living Program (ILP). It is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to The Chase Home, which serves at-risk youth annually through prevention, early intervention, residential, and community-based programs statewide.
According to Meme Wheeler, executive director of The Chase Home, CARF Accreditation demonstrates their commitment “to enhancing performance, managing risk, and distinguishing their service delivery.”
“Accreditation consisted of a rigorous peer review process where we demonstrated that our programs and services are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality,” she said. “This accreditation process has strengthened RTS, which is available to kids who live here, and ILP, which offers apartment-style living and transition services to kids aging out of the system.”
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, visit carf.org.