Savannah area, recently earned the maximum three-year accreditation from CARF International, an independent organization accrediting health and human services providers around the world.
After a site visit and evaluation, Union Mission received accreditation in the following areas:
- Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
- Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
- Prevention/Diversion: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
- Employment Services Coordination
Programs that are CARF-accredited have demonstrated compliance with internationally recognized standards for service delivery and have demonstrated a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer-driven focus.
“As a leader in the provision of services and supports for individuals who are marginalized and homeless in the Savannah, Georgia area, it is evident Union Mission’s efforts and resources are wholly focused on its stated goal of ending homelessness,” the 2012 CARF Site Survey reported. “Led by a dynamic and innovative CEO and governed by a committed board of directors, the organization is considered a leading service provider by funders and other stakeholders in Savannah and Chatham County.”
“It’s truly an honor for Union Mission to receive the maximum accreditation,” said Dr. Frances Carter, president and CEO at Union Mission. “We have made tremendous strides in reducing homelessness and are making a positive impact on the community by encouraging independence and self-sufficiency.”
CARF accreditation demonstrates a commitment to involving persons served and their families in their service planning, respecting individual cultural preferences, being accountable to funding sources and referral agencies, addressing health and safety concerns and maintaining management practices that are efficient, cost-effective and based on outcomes.
ABOUT UNION MISSION:
UnionMission, Inc. began in 1936 as a part of Savannah’s response to the Great Depression of the 1930′s. Today, Union Mission provides shelter for men, women and families, short and long term housing assistance, behavioral counseling, substance abuse programs, life skills training, job training and employment assistance throughout the greater Savannah area. For more information about Union Mission, please call 912.236.7423 or visit www.unionmission.org online.
ABOUT CARF INTERNATIONAL:
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit organization that surveys and accredits health and human services providers worldwide. A service or program that is CARF accredited has passed an in-depth on-site review and has demonstrated substantial conformance to internationally recognized standards for quality. For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit www.carf.org.