CARF International announced that Northeastern Center, Inc. has once again been accredited for a period of three years for its Crisis Intervention, Inpatient, Crisis Stabilization, Community Housing, Community Integration, Outpatient Therapy Child, Adolescent, & Adult, Child & Adolescent Case management, Adult Case management, Supported Employment and Transitional Employment programs. This recertification continues an almost 30 year period of constant accreditation with CARF for the Northeastern Center.

According to Steve Howell. CEO of the Northeastern Center: “Receiving once again a 3 year accreditation from CARF shows just how dedicated our staff are to our values of: Compassion, Partnership, and Respect. The care and dedication all of our staff show reflects in our CARF evaluation and them granting us the highest level of accreditation.”

A three year CARF certification decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’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.

Janet Stork, QI Coordinator for the Northeastern Center, had this to say in response to the organization once again receiving a Three-Year Recertification: “Having nearly 30 years of CARF Accreditation says a lot about our organization.  It shows a commitment to evidence-based practices and standards that guide our processes to ensure the best quality care possible for those we serve. As an organization, we should be very proud of our continued strive for excellence.”

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. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at