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CARF Celebrates 50 Years

By Laura Faison on Sep 28, 2016

Goodwill is proud to participate in CARF accreditation, and is happy to share the following release celebrating their 50th anniversary.  For more info on Goodwill’s programs and services, many of which are CARF accredited, click here.

September 27, 2016, marks CARF International’s 50th anniversary. Beginning in 1966 with a mere 4 employees, a single office in Chicago, Illinois, and 4 accredited providers in the United States, we have experienced exceptional growth, evolving into one of the world’s leading accrediting bodies for health and human services. CARF is now composed of 108 employees, about 1,400 surveyors, 5 offices, and almost 7,000 service providers with more than 50,000 accredited programs and services at 23,000 locations worldwide.

Over the past year, we have been showcasing the many partners—service providers, persons served, surveyors, and membership/advocacy organizations—that contribute to or support our vision to improve the quality of life of persons served. We invite you to celebrate with us by visiting www.carf.org/anniversary. Items include an ongoing artwork display with submissions from some of the 8 million persons served annually by CARF-accredited providers, an interactive timeline of CARF’s history, recognition letters received from industry associations and governmental sources, an interactive historical timeline, and a guestbook.

In a joint statement, CARF’s board, executive team, and staff members said, “This year is a period for us to reflect and take stock of what we have done and what needs to be done in the coming years. To all our customers, stakeholders, and friends—thank you for your continued commitment to CARF accreditation. We look forward to the next 50 years and making a lasting impact around the globe.”

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