Mental Health America of South Carolina has received a three-year accreditation for its Day Treatment and Supported Living program(s). This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Mental Health America of South Carolina.
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Mental Health America of South Carolina has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows MHASC’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.
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.
Receiving the CARF accreditation underscores MHASC’s commitment to serving those with mental illness.