Counseling Center Attains Highest Possible Accreditation

Submitted by WHMHRB on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:34pm

WOOSTER — The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties late last year attained the highest level of accreditation Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, marking the eighth time the Counseling Center has received the three-year accreditation. 

According to a news release from the Counseling Center, CARF commended the center for several specific strengths, including: “its respected leadership team, its financial stability, an emphasis on performance improvement, positive customer response, a committed Board of Directors, the dedication of the staff, comfortable facilities and an emphasis on community collaboration.” 

“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of persons served,” CARF president and CEO Brian Boon said in the release. “Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards.” 

The accreditation covers services for adults, children and adolescents and for mental health patients as well as people with substance abuse issues. According to the news release, the following services are specifically covered under the accreditation: case management/service coordination, community housing, crisis intervention, intensive family-based services, outpatient treatment, prevention services, residential treatment and community employment services/job development and governance. 

The accreditation also covers its 10 different locations, including residential facilities and offices in Wooster, Orrville, Rittman, Millersburg and Wadsworth. The agency, which has approximately 125 staff and a budget of $7.6 million, served over 4,700 different people and reached another 4,300 with some type of prevention service, according to the news release.