CARF International announced that The Guild for Human Services has been accredited for a period of three years for its youth and adult residential programs. The latest accreditation is the second consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the accrediting body, CARF International, has awarded to The Guild.

This decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the agency’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. The Guild underwent a rigorous peer-review process to receive this accreditation. During surveyors’ visit, the organization demonstrated its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. In the final accreditation report, CARF surveyors commended The Guild for being fully invested in person-centered service delivery, focusing on understanding residents’ unique needs and desires. Surveyors also praised the organization for taking a multidisciplinary trauma-informed approach to care that addresses each resident’s holistic needs.

The report notes that The Guild pays close attention to residents' rights and actively engages staff, caregivers, and residents in regular discussions about what constitutes these rights.

On the staff side, CARF surveyors commended The Guild for its strong benefits program, investment in staff members’ professional development, commitment to increasing diversity in leadership roles, and practice of promoting employees internally to create attainable career ladders for staff.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services 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 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, please visit the CARF website at