We are very pleased to announce that Circles of Care has been awarded accreditation through CARF International, a non-profit, independent accreditor of health and human services established in 1966. Agencies are granted accreditation periods ranging from one to three years based on performance, and we are thrilled with the commencement of our three-year award. CARF will assist our agency to improve the quality of services we deliver, demonstrate the value we provide to the communities we serve, and aid us in meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. This achievement underscores our commitment to excellence and quality and our motivation to succeed and improve as we work to help children in need all across Texas.
Throughout the survey process, the CARF staff expressed their astonishment with Circles of Care’s preparation and dedication to excellence. They were impressed with the great detail of our records and policies and with our effort to deliver the best possible care to the children we serve. Moving forward, we will continue to work with CARF to ensure we deliver peak services for our clients.
Of course, a special thank you is due our care providers, staff, and stakeholders who sat down with the CARF team to discuss our organization and the services they have received. We truly appreciate the time you took to aid us in achieving this milestone and speaking on behalf of Circles of Care. Each of our program directors worked hard to ensure their program area was up to par for CARF’s arrival, and none worked harder than Summer Solomon, program director of our Rio Grande Valley office, who headed up our accreditation team. We hope to continue to make all of you proud of our agency in the future.
We are very excited about this landmark in our history. We are excited to work with CARF and all of our foster homes to better the agency, better the children we serve, and better the State of Texas.
For more information on CARF, please visit http://www.carf.org/home/
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