Ohio Valley Goodwill is pleased to announce that the organization has just completed its 2016 accreditation survey review with a very positive outcome. For the fifth consecutive time, Ohio Valley Goodwill attained a perfect survey outcome with no recommendations for improvement. This most recent survey outcome places Ohio Valley Goodwill in a category of distinction that is unparalleled in accreditation standards. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Goodwill had previously received four perfect Three Year Accreditation surveys, resulting in zero recommendations; placing it in the top 3% of similar organizations nationally. The 2016 survey took place from March 2nd through March 4th and was a review of Goodwill’s comprehensive employment and training services as well as its Veterans program.
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 persons served. 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.
As one of the largest providers of vocational training and job placement services in Southwestern Ohio, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries has a long history of excellence in the quality of services it provides to the citizens of Greater Cincinnati. Annually, Goodwill serves more than 3000 men and women with disabilities and our nation’s veterans and this year is celebrating its 100th anniversary of service.
Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to the CARF survey team and to its staff members for their outstanding work on this year’s accreditation survey and visit. The organization will receive its official findings from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in six to eight weeks and will share the official outcomes report when received.
To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s century of service in the Greater Cincinnati community, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/about.