Ohio Valley Goodwill is pleased to announce that the organization has just completed its 2019 Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) survey review with a very positive outcome. For the sixth 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 five perfect Three Year Accreditation surveys, resulting in zero recommendations; placing it in the top 3% of similar organizations nationally. This level of accreditation is an extraordinary accomplishment and the organization is very proud of the 2019 outcome. The 2019 survey took place from April 24th through April 26th and was a review of Goodwill’s comprehensive Employment Services, Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation services as well as its Community Integration programs.
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 3500 men and women with disabilities and our nation’s veterans and this year is celebrating its 103rd 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.