On August 6, 2020, CARF International announced that The Guild for Human Services’ adult and youth programs have been accredited for a period of three years. This decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows The Guild’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

The Guild received a Three-Year Accreditation after enduring a rigorous peer review process. The Guild demonstrated to a team of four surveyors its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. In addition, CARF surveyors commended The Guild’s Strategic Plan, Diversity Plan, and reduction in staff turnover. The surveyors attributed The Guild’s ongoing efforts to improve base wages, benefits, supervision, and representative diversity as underlying reasons for The Guild’s successes in these areas.

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, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.