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20 May Passages awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International recently announced that Passages, Inc.  has been accredited for a period of three years for:

  • Community Employment Services
  • Employment Supports
  • Community Integration
  • Organizational Employment Services
  • Respite Services
  • Supported Independent Living programs

The latest accreditation is the seventh consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Passages.

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. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Passages is a nonprofit organization celebrating 60 years of service in 2014. The organization’s locations include the Passages Creative Learning Center located at 333 North Oak Street in Columbia City and the organization’s administrative office is located at 301 West Van Buren Street, Suite 201 in Columbia City.

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 International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF at www.carf.org.

Passages currently serves over 175 individuals; offering a variety of community based programs and services for individuals with an intellectual disability.  For more information on Passages, Inc. please visit www.passagesinc.org or call their office at 260-244-7688.
For additional information, contact Tammy Nickolson at 260-244-9317 or at tnickolson@passagesinc.org.