Boone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accreditation

For Immediate Release – May 18, 2015

For More Information Contact – Robyn Kaufman, Executive Director at (573) 874-1995

CARF_GoldSeal_108pxBoone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International announced that Boone County Family Resources (BCFR) has been accredited for a period of three years for the following programs:

  • Community Employment Services: Job Development
  • Community Integration
  • Employee Development Services
  • Family Services
  • Services Coordination
  • Supported Living

The latest accreditation is the tenth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Boone County Family Resources.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows BCFR’s substantial conformance to the 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.

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.

Boone County Family Resources was established by the passage of a specially designated property tax levy in 1976. The agency began by serving eight people with developmental disabilities and today provides services and supports to more than 1,500 individuals in Boone County. BCFR enables Boone County residents with developmental disabilities to thrive in the community, connect with others and achieve their personal goals. This is accomplished through three programs: supported residential living, life and work skills training, and service coordination. For more information about Boone County Family Resources, please visit the BCFR website at www.bcfr.org.

 

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