CARF Accreditation

In the spring of 2014, CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers, awarded our organization a three-year accreditation for our community housing, employment supports and job development services for individuals with disabilities. This is our 12th three-year accreditation!

CARF was found in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Its accreditation process starts with a service provider’s commitment to continuous improvement and culminates with an external review and recognition that the provider’s business and service practices meet international standards of quality. All steps in between are focused on optimal outcomes for the persons served and sustained organizational success.

CARF surveyors are among the industry’s most knowledgeable and respected experts in the field of health and human services, with extensive backgrounds in services administration and a variety of service areas. Surveyors are committed to the principle that accreditation is essential in ensuring that service providers offer programs and services that are of demonstrated value to the persons served. Its field-driven standards have evolved over a span of 40 years with the support and involvement of providers, consumers and industry experts.

To view excerpts from CARF’s summary, click here. To learn more about CARF, please visit its website.


Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin has enjoyed a long and rich history of serving the greater Madison, Wisconsin, area. The organization does not rest on its past accomplishments but remains vigorous in its efforts to continually improve its services. The drive to excel is evident at all levels of the organization and explains why Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin’s services are so widely respected in the county and the state.

CARF Summary

Spring 2014