CARF International announced that Fidelity House CRC (FHCRC) has earned a three-year accreditation. CARF Accreditation for its Adult Foster Care and Day Services programs.
The CARF accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization. Fidelity House CRC put itself through a rigorous peer review process. During an on-site visit to Fidelity House’s headquarters in Lawrence and day services facility in Haverhill, a team of surveyors spent two days researching and reviewing FHCRC’s practices, programs and procedures, talking with staff, board and interacting with the community about services provided.
CARF provides accreditation services around the world, certifying health service providers to offer rehabilitation to people who have disabilities, have addiction and substance abuse problems, need home and community services, live in retirement communities or require other human services at the highest level.
FHCRC’s Chief Executive Officer, Brad Howell, was impressed with the thoroughness of the accreditation process and explained, “This accreditation provides the people we serve with the assurance that we meet high standards for our human services agency. We are proud to achieve this level of accreditation and will continue to strive to meet and exceed the standards set by CARF as we provide integrated and compassionate care for individuals with disabilities.”
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
Fidelity House CRC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports people with disabilities and those with significant challenges to pursue their goals and live a fulfilled life. Founded in 1968 with a workshop providing meaningful work activities for adults with developmental disabilities, Fidelity House now serves over 1100 families in the Merrimack Valley and northeastern Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.fidelityhhs.org