The Arc of Evansville is excited to announce that it has received its ninth consecutive CARF accreditation effective through 2021. The Arc of Evansville is accredited in Community Integration, Behavioral Consultation Services, Community Employment Services, Organizational Employment Services, Respite Services, and Supported Living. The CARF surveyors made no recommendations for The Arc of Evansville, which signifies the surveyors did not identify any areas of nonconformance in nearly 1,200 CARF Standards that were used to evaluate The Arc of Evansville. Only 3 percent of CARF surveys result in no recommendations for improvement.
The Arc of Evansville earned the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization. This Three-Year Accreditation illustrates the organization’s substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable. According to CARF, “The Arc of Evansville has a rich history of providing high-quality employment and community services that are extolled by clients, families, and other stakeholders. The organization views service provision with an abundance mindset. Everyone from the executive leadership to frontline staff members and other personnel demonstrates a commitment to ensuring that the service experience for clients, their families, and other stakeholders is optimal in all respects.”
CARF is an international, independent, and non-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, 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 http://www.carf.org/. For additional information on The Arc of Evansville’s CARF accreditation, please contact Kelly Barnett, Vice President of Adult Services, at 812-428-4500 ext. 378.