CARF International announced that Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Integration, Job Development, Job Supports, Job-Site Training, Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services and Employee Development Services programs. The latest accreditation is the 27th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Goodwill.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of our CARF recertification,” said Sherry Carpenter, Goodwill VP of Workforce Development Services. “We work diligently to make sure that our programs, facilities and employees are of the highest caliber so that we can provide an innovative and secure environment to give our clients the best opportunity to succeed with dignity and respect. We are pleased to have that affirmed by the CARF survey process.”
The Accreditation applies to Goodwill’s workforce development centers in Statesville, Asheville, Winston-Salem and Conover, NC. In 2016, Goodwill served more than 35,000 people in its programs.
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.