Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Goodwill of Central Illinois Awarded CARF Accreditation

CARF International announced that Goodwill of Central Illinois has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Services: Community Housing, Employment Services: Employment Skills Training Services programs and Governance Standards Applied at the following three locations: Peoria Learning Center, Galesburg Learning Center and the General Wayne A. Downing Home for Veterans. This is the sixth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) has awarded to Goodwill of Central Illinois.

The Three-Year Accreditation from CARF represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows Goodwill’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.

Goodwill of Central Illinois is a non-profit organization that provides job training, career and vocational services and youth mentoring to individuals and families who are working to improve their lives.  Revenues from the sale of donated items support the Vocational Services programs at Goodwill.  For more information on retail stores, donation centers and vocational services, visit the website at www.goodwillpeo.org or call the Administrative Offices at (309) 682-1113.

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.

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