The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, for-profit organization with a focus on ensuring that our services to individuals with disabilities meet the highest standards for service quality and outcomes. CARF reviews and grants accreditation for services nationally and internationally. The Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) both now require contracted providers of employment services to be CARF accredited. CARF standards are very rigorous, so that providers who meet them are considered among the best available.
What does it mean to be accredited?
Individuals who participate in one of Boost Collaborative's CARF accredited programs can be assured that the program or service has passed an in-depth review and has received the CARF endorsement for quality. After an organization applies for accreditation, CARF sends "surveyors" who are professionals in the field to conduct an on-site review. This review includes not only the process and policy pieces, but the surveyors also meet with the organization’s stakeholders to confirm their satisfaction with services and their outcomes. Surveyors also make consultative suggestions for improving the agency's quality of services. CARF surveyors are among the industries' most respected and knowledgeable experts in the field of human services.
What was the outcome of Boost Collaborative's review?
In January 2014, Boost Collaborative completed its fourth consecutive survey. Two surveyors reviewed programs to verify our commitment to quality. The surveyors also interviewed clients, their families, employers, funding agency staff and our own board of directors. At the conclusion of the review, Boost Collaborative's level of quality of service was confirmed with its fourth, three-year accreditation status; the highest given. Boost Collaborative is accredited in: