We are excited to announce that Communitas has applied for renewal of our accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for both our Day Services programs and our Adult Family Care program. CARF, a distinguished accreditor specializing in health and human services agencies, will conduct a survey at our organization on October 30th and 31st, 2023.
Accreditation demonstrates a provider’s commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons served.
CARF’s mission, since its establishment in 1966, is to enhance the lives of those served by promoting service quality, value, and optimal outcomes. It has conducted assessments for hundreds of thousands of programs globally. Maintaining CARF accreditation entails a commitment to continuous quality improvement, tailored services, and results monitoring. CARF-accredited providers adhere to rigorous standards, demonstrating adherence to best business practices and a dedication to ongoing quality enhancement. Our CARF accreditation reflects our commitment to improving efficiency, financial health, and service delivery, ultimately ensuring participant and family satisfaction.
This reaffirms our commitment to excellence and quality care, emphasizing our dedication to the community.
Our upcoming CARF survey will involve surveyors visiting our programs. The surveyors will engage with our staff, participants, families, and stakeholders, and conduct comprehensive tours of our facilities. CARF takes pride in recruiting surveyors with extensive experience in the human services field, specifically from CARF-accredited organizations. This unique selection process ensures that CARF surveyors possess a deep understanding of the field, allowing them to apply practical knowledge and real-world insights to their assessments.
Communitas has maintained CARF accreditation for our Day Habilitation programs since 2011, followed by our Adult Family Care program in 2018. Career Services joined our CARF-accredited programs in October 2020. We take great pride in these achievements and are happy to continue our partnership with CARF.
Values we live by
Commitment to our people
Communitas is dedicated to delivering individualized, family-centered support, programs and services for people with disabilities, across their lifespan and in their communities. We are inspired by and committed to our people as we meet their changing needs and create new pathways for growth.
Compassion for all
Communitas promotes compassion, equality, respect and community inclusion. We see people as people, and provide a place where everyone belongs, anyone can achieve, and each person plays a meaningful role.
Individualized for independence
Communitas is an agency of abilities, empowering people and inspiring dreams by erasing barriers, expanding opportunities, supporting independence and enriching lives. Our dedicated employees recognize the importance of self-determination. advocate passionately for each individual – so everyone has a choice and a voice.
Strength in teamwork
Communitas develops effective teams by engaging individuals and families as well as community partners and stakeholders – and by truly valuing everyone’s contributions. We’re committed to employee training and education that advances professional development and enhances our ability to support the people we serve.
High standards in everything we do
Communitas strives to exceed the highest standards of regulatory compliance and fiduciary transparency. And we promise to provide a safe, inviting, accessible, comfortable and secure environment for all.