Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas Programming Receives Three-Year Extension on CARF Accreditation


Nonprofit operating in the “DMV” area and Carolinas was first accredited in 2014

Health and human services nonprofit Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas (VOACC) today announced it has been granted an additional three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for four of its programs. The organization, which operates in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas, received reaccreditation for the four programs and new accreditation for 14 programs.

CARF is an independent nonprofit accreditor focused on advancing the quality of health and human services. A CARF accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community in rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for substance use disorders, home and community services or other health and human services.

"Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, our programs and our dedicated team have proven a commitment to the individuals we serve and the community as a whole,” said Russell Snyder, President and CEO of VOACC. “In serving the most vulnerable populations in our region via behavioral health services, veterans services, services for those with intellectual/developmental disabilities and housing and homeless services, the CARF accreditation affirms we are working at the highest standard of care for our clients.”

About Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower self-reliance and inspire hope. As a church without walls, the organization does this through personalized housing, ministry, health, and human services that benefit vulnerable individuals, their families and the community.

The organization has more than 49 programs throughout Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas serving vulnerable individuals and families through seven lines of service: homeless services, behavioral health services, substance use recovery, supportive housing, veteran services, intellectual/developmental disability services, and community re-entry.

VOACC has over 800 staff members and more than 2,000 volunteers. The organization helps over 12,000 individuals and families every year from Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas. For more information on VOACC, please go to https://www.voachesapeake.org/

About CARF

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, enhancing the lives of persons served worldwide. The accreditation process applies CARF’s internationally recognized standards during a site survey conducted by peer surveyors. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process that distinguishes a provider’s service delivery and signals to the public that the provider is committed to continuous performance improvement, responsive to feedback, and accountable to the community and its other stakeholders. CARF accreditation promotes providers’ demonstration of value and Quality Across the Lifespan® of millions of persons served through application of rigorous organizational and program standards organized around the ASPIRE to Excellence® continuous quality improvement framework. CARF accreditation has been the recognized benchmark of quality health and human services for more than 50 years.

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