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Working as a partner with Goodwill Industries International, Ohio Valley Goodwill is a member of a large worldwide network of more than 160 Goodwill organizations helping people in more than 37 nations worldwide. Started in 1902 by the Rev. Edgar Helms in Boston, Massachusetts, Goodwill Industries grew from its humble beginnings to the international human service organization it is today.
For the fifth consecutive time, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries has received a three-year accreditation from CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) with no recommendations for improvement. This is the 14th consecutive three-year accreditation Goodwill has received. This accreditation is an indication of the organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. The CARF surveyors made no recommendations. This is an extraordinary accomplishment, as only 3 percent of CARF surveys result in no recommendations and Ohio Valley Goodwill has now received five consecutive surveys with no recommendations over the past 15 years.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has announced that Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for:
In the CARF survey outcomes report the evaluators noted “upon review of our records, we have also determined that your organization has achieved a level of ‘accreditation distinction’ among your peers.” The CARF survey letter noted that Goodwill’s “achievement of five consecutive surveys with zero recommendations is rare and places it in a distinct group of organizations.” Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries demonstrates “full conformance to the CARF standards, exemplifying impressive dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality services to address the needs of its community.
Highlights of the 2016 CARF survey letter included the following statements:
“On balance, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary of services to southern Ohio and northern Kentucky and has a great deal to be proud of. Its programs are in substantial conformance to the CARF standards, with its overall strengths being the experience, competency, and commitment of the leadership and management team and its well-qualified staff members. Person-centered services are of high quality, and the persons served and families report that they are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. The programs have earned a strong reputation within the service provider community and in Ohio for delivering high-quality services to the persons served in the organization’s catchment area. The persons served, families, and community stakeholders are very satisfied with and appreciative of its services, with family members of the served considering Ohio Valley Goodwill to be life changing and, in one parents’ words, “miraculous.” The leadership and management team demonstrate a strong commitment to listening and responding to the input of the persons served and community stakeholders and use this input to plan strategically for the persons served and the organization’s future. The organization clearly has the commitment and resources to continue to improve its services and meet the needs of the persons served in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.”
Strengths noted included:
For more information about the 2016 CARF survey, click here.