NEW YORK – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced that Children’s Aid has been accredited for a period of three years for its Homemaker Services program. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body has given to Children’s Aid.
From helping with child care to attending doctor’s appointments, the outstanding service providers at the Harlem Family Center Homemaker program offer individuals and families lifechanging support. This accreditation is the consummation of their commitment to Children’s Aid’s clients.
It is a reflection not only of the Homemaker program’s commitment to high-quality work, but also to further improving that standard of excellence.
“Personnel at all levels of the Homemaker program are deeply committed to the best possible outcomes for the families served,” the report noted. “The organization has earned the trust and respect of all its stakeholders and is considered an essential resource for the health of the community.”
This was the first time that the Homemaker Services program had applied for accreditation, and it represents the highest level that can be given to an organization. The rigorous, peer-reviewed process for CARF accreditation is designed to demonstrate a commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
“This accreditation is a validation of the incredible work that our Homemaker team does on a daily basis,” said Georgia Boothe, executive vice president of Children’s Aid. “We are honored with this recognition, and it reflects are continued commitment to offering the highest quality care to our clients.”
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.