Front Steps Housing and Services has been officially recognized as an organization that is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices. Front Steps received a three-year accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International in the following programmatic areas:
- Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults)
- Community Housing: Mental Health (Adults)
- Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)
- Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
This accreditation decision 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. The organization must demonstrate 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.
About Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International
CARF International, a group of companies that includes CARF Canada and CARF Europe, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider's commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.