CARF International announced that Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Integration (S.T.A.R.S.) and Employee Development Services (Work Adjustment Training) programs. This is the first accreditation that the international, independent, nonprofit accrediting body, CARF, has given to Goodwill Fort Worth.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given 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. 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.
“Our accreditation is a public commitment that we strive to involve persons served and their families in their service planning, respect individual cultural preferences, be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large, and address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness,” said David Cox, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. “In addition, we endeavor to maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction.”
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 the 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. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.
About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.
Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission - job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.