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Youth Homes of Mid-America awarded three-year CARF accreditation

Posted June 27, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Johnston

Johnston, IA-6/17/2013-CARF International announced that Youth Homes of Mid-America has been accredited for a period of three years for its Counseling, Residential Treatment, and Supported Independent Living programs for children and adolescents.

This accreditation 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 and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

Youth Homes of Mid-America is a non-profit social service agency serving both young men and young women that offers individualized structured programs and services for children and families with behavioral, emotional, and educational difficulties. YHMA maintains a focus on strengthening family life, re-establishing the self-worth of the individual, and teaching basic skills for living in the community.  YHMA has been providing services to Iowa youth and families since 1943.

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 tej Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

For additional information, contact Wendy Ingham at 515-276-3473, ext 205.





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