Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation
I am pleased to report, on behalf of the entire Full Life ‘ohana and Board of Directors, that Full Life has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Integration services. This is the first time that Full Life has applied for accreditation with the international accrediting body, CARF.
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Full Life 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 our organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. Full Life staff, families, participants and stake holders 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.Full Life is a nonprofit organization that has been providing services on the Big Island since October 2000. Full Life supports individuals with developmental disabilities through home and community based services, employment supports and a thriving Learning Center in Kealakekua.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.
I the opportunity to further acquaint you with our services and respond to your questions. I believe Full Life is a valuable asset to our island communities, and our CARF accreditation underscores our commitment to the community we serve.
With sincere aloha,