CSS earns three-year CARF accreditation
Nov 02, 2021
AKRON – Community Support Services, Inc. (CSS) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Integrated SUD/Mental Health programs for adults: Assertive Community Treatment; Case Management/Services Coordination; Community Housing; Court Treatment; Crisis Intervention; Day Treatment; Health Home: Comprehensive Care; Integrated Behavioral Health/Primary Care; Intensive Outpatient Treatment; Supported Living; Community Employment Services: Supportive Services for Veteran Families; Employment Supports; Community Employment Services: Job Development; and Comprehensive Benefits Planning. The accreditation was issued by the international accrediting body CARF.
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, CSS has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence. The report from the CARF surveyors included “no recommendations,” which is the highest accreditation level. CSS also received a “no recommendation” report in 2018. Less than 3% of reports completed by CARF feature no recommendations.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows our organization’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.
Bob Stokes, CSS President & CEO, said “The outstanding report that came from our surveyors is an acknowledgement of the great work done by our staff, and the extraordinary care we give to our 3,100 clients.”
Community Support Services is a nonprofit organization that has been providing behavioral healthcare for adults in Summit County since 1988.
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 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.