Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin has been accredited by CARF since 1971. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) regularly audits Goodwill through a rigorous peer review process. CARF is an independent accreditation agency, leading the field in standards of excellence for social services. Accreditation shows that we provide the highest standards of care to the people that we serve.

Our accreditation is for our Supported Employment and Community Housing programs. Goodwill’s Community Housing of Northport Group Home and Offshore Group Home are the only group homes accredited by CARF in the City of Madison.

What is CARF? The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

CARF is an international, independent, non-profit accreditor of human service providers and networks. CARF’s mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.

What is accreditation? When a service is CARF-accredited, it means the organization has passed an in-depth review and meets rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality. It’s a qualified endorsement that the organization conforms to internationally-recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for the persons they serve. Accreditation promotes active, dynamic planning that is focused on outcomes and impact to stakeholders.