Fort Wayne, Ind. — CARF International has awarded a three-year accreditation to Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana for the following services:
- Adult Day Programs
- Behavior Solutions
- Community Living
- Employment Services
- Pre-Employment Transition Services
- Structured Family Caregiving
- Supported Living
The accreditation applies to Easterseals Arc in Fort Wayne, Easterseals Passages in Columbia City and Easterseals RISE in Angola and Auburn.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows Easterseals Arc’s conformance to the CARF standards. To earn the accreditation, the agency participated in a rigorous peer review process, including a three-day virtual visit by a team of surveyors, to demonstrate its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. Easterseals Arc has been accredited by CARF since 1997.
“The individuals and families we support throughout northeast Indiana deserve top quality services that help them live their best lives,” said Donna K. Elbrecht, Easterseals Arc CEO. “CARF accreditation shows that our entire team is committed to policies and practices that put our consumers’ needs first.”
The CARF survey report cited several strengths for the organization and stated, “staff members are passionate and take pride in helping persons served become successful in all aspects of life.” The report also noted “an impressive abundance of community partnerships” that help individuals engage with the community, particularly in employment opportunities.
CARF also awarded a three-year accreditation to Cardinal Services in Warsaw, which is aligned with Easterseals Arc as part of the Easterseals Northern Indiana network.
About CARF: 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 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 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.