Guiding Harbor awarded three-year CARF accreditation

Belleville, Michigan — September 21, 2011 — CARF International announced that Guiding Harbor has been accredited for a period of three years for its Foster Family and Kinship Care, Residential Treatment, and Supported Independent Living programs. This is the first three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Guiding Harbor.

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 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.

Guiding Harbor is a non-profit child welfare organization with offices at 525 E Huron River Drive in Belleville Michigan. It has been providing child placing and child caring services in Michigan since 1958.

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 that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.