Allies Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Allies, Inc. has been awarded a Three-Year Term of Accreditation by CARF International for its Children’s Crisis Stabilization and Assessment Program (CSAP) and Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) Program, as well as its Supported Employment and Transition Services.

CARF is an independent, international, nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that sets consumer-focused standards of excellence for human service organizations whose programs and services cover the spectrum from youth to older adults in a variety of settings. CARF accreditation has been the recognized benchmark of quality health and human services for more than 50 years. Accreditation is an on-going process that distinguishes a provider’s service delivery and signals to the public that the provider is committed to continuous performance improvement, is responsive to feedback, and accountable to the community and its other stakeholders.

Darren Garansi, Senior Vice President of Continuous Quality Improvement at Allies, remarked, “The CARF accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and demonstrates Allies’ substantial conformance to the CARF standards. To earn the accreditation, we voluntarily completed a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that our CSAP, IRTS and Supported Employment and Transition Services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.”

After reviewing Allies’ programs and services, CARF reported that Allies demonstrated substantial conformance to CARF standards. Some highlights of their report stated:

  • “Allies provides services and supports in a seamless manner to ensure that the organization is optimally responsive to the changing needs of the youth served and participants.”
  • “The leadership and staff members demonstrate heartfelt commitment to the youth served and adult participants, and capably navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
  • “The mission-focused President and CEO leads a highly talented leadership team whose members are also mission-inspired, values-driven, and exceptionally enthusiastic in their interactions with and concern for the youth served, the participants, and the staff members.”
  • “Youth served and participants are benefiting from the organization’s services.”
  • “Youth served, participants, their families, employees and other stakeholders expressed satisfaction with and appreciation for the organization and its services and staff members.”

Michael Haggerty, President and CEO of Allies, proudly shared, “Allies is honored to be awarded the Three-Year Accreditation CARF Accreditation. It’s a testament to the high quality of care that our staff provides and our commitment to pursuing excellence and continually enhancing our services. The Allies family also appreciates and values the support of those we serve, stakeholders, our Board of Trustees, Executive Team, and the community. Together we’re making a tremendous and positive impact in the lives of those with special needs and their families.”

For more information about Allies’ CARF accreditation, please contact Darren Garansi, Senior Vice President of Continuous Quality Improvement, at 609-689-0136, extension 3844.

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