Mainstream Living Awarded Three Year Accreditation
Mainstream Living has been awarded the highest accreditation, of three years, from CARF International. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a nonprofit accreditor of health and human service agencies. Through their accreditation, Mainstream Living can continue improving the quality of services provided and meet all internationally recognized standards.
Surveyors of the CARF organization spent three days reviewing Mainstream Living’s programs and administrative policies. This also included interview with staff, consumers and families. The CARF team had very few recommendations and was impressed with each of the programs and services offered to consumers.
Mainstream Living has many strengths noted in the report including the strong leadership and commitment shown by staff and board members. According to President/CEO, Bill Vaughn, this year’s report has proven to be one of the best survey outcomes yet for the organization. “Staff should feel proud of what we can do when we work to enhance opportunities, create success and fulfill dreams. It is nice to see this recognition of our efforts and the positive impact that we have had on the lives of the people we serve,” said Vaughn.
Mainstream Living has provided community-based services for persons with disabilities since 1975. Services are provided to more than 530 individuals daily in Boone, Dallas, Polk, and Story Counties.