Wood County, OH — January 2015 — CARF International announced that Wood Lane (Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities) has been accredited for a period of three years for the following services: Child and Youth Services, Community Employment Services: Employment Supports, Community Employment Services: Job Development, Community Integration, Employee Development Services, Employment Planning Services, Employment Skills Training Services, Organizational Employment Services and Services Coordination.
Wood Lane has continuously received a multi-year accreditation by the international accrediting body, CARF, since 1985.
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. 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.
“I am exceptionally proud of the many people who make Wood Lane a stand-out organization in our field. It’s because of the staff, volunteers and amazing community support that we are able to live our mission,” said Wood Lane Superintendent Melanie Stretchbery.
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 additional information, contact Penny O’Connell at (419) 352-5112 or visit woodlane.us