CARF "Seal of Approval"
Posted On: March 23, 2009
CARF, an international accrediting commission of human service providers, recently announced that St. Coletta of Wisconsin, a provider of residential and vocational/Day programs for adults with developmental disabilities, has received a three-year accreditation for the following programs and services: community housing, community supported living and community employment services.
The three-year accreditation is the highest level given by CARF, which assesses the surveyed organization’s conformance to established standards of excellence in the industry. Specific survey findings identified St. Coletta to be performing in the top three percent of all organizations surveyed. Over 5,000 human service organizations at 18,000 locations throughout the US and internationally are accredited through CARF.
“Everyone involved in St. Coletta should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation,” said CARF President, Brian J. Boon.
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
Receiving this award, indicates that St. Coletta is not only committed to providing quality programs and services, but also has established a culture based on a strong commitment to the principles of continuous improvement.
“The CARF accreditation represents our commitment to providing effective and efficient quality driven programs and services to benefit persons served in the communities where we operate,” said Tony LoDuca, St. Coletta President and CEO. “We are pleased with the outcome of the survey and look forward to building on this accomplishment to continue enhancing the lives of the persons we serve.”
St. Coletta of Wisconsin has been meeting the needs of persons with disabilities consistently for the past 105 years. The organization continues to strive to achieve quality outcomes not only in its current programs and services, but also to be forward thinking in meeting new and emerging needs.
“We are currently developing programs and services for people who are aging with disabilities, “ said LoDuca. “People with disabilities are now experiencing a lifespan consistent with the general population, which has us very focused on things such as accessible housing, health and wellness, building partnerships with medical providers and hospice as well as active retirement planning.”
Founded in 1904 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi of Milwaukee, St. Coletta of Wisconsin is a leading service provider for adults with developmental disabilities helping people lead lives enriched by personal choice, inclusion and opportunity. For more information about St. Coletta of Wisconsin, please visit www.stcolettawi.org.