Goodwill Industries of Kansas’ job skills training, community employment and targeted case management programs make up a large portion of mission services for our organization. It is important that we fulfill our mission by delivering the highest quality services to the individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment we serve. For the past 30 years we have received CARF accreditation and are proud to be re-accredited for another three years through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers.
Goodwill is currently accredited in the following programs/services through September 30, 2023:
A service or program that is CARF accredited has passed an in-depth on-site review and has demonstrated substantial conformance to internationally recognized standards for quality. The CARF Three-Year accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
For this current accreditation, CARF surveyors noted areas of strength including thorough and comprehensive staff training, collaborative community relationships with local agencies to produce positive outcomes for persons served to be successful in their quest for meaningful employment, and a robust cultural competency and diversity plan. A highlight of the report was persons served and family members mentioned a number of times how much they “love [their] job” or “love what [they] do”.
To learn more about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit www.carf.org.