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VANDERHEYDEN EARNS THREE-YEAR CARF ACCREDITIATION



Wynantskill, NY — Vanderheyden has earned a three-year CARF Accreditation for Vanderheyden’s Child and Youth Services and for our Community Housing Apartment and Group Home programs in Troy.

This certification is the highest level of accreditation that can be given 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 from CARF that the agency’s commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. The value of accreditation goes beyond a competitive distinction and is a framework for continuous quality improvement.

CARF is an international, nonprofit accrediting body whose 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 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 more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

"Every day at Vanderheyden, our team members work diligently to change lives to save lives for over 500 individuals and families," says Karen Carpenter Palumbo, President and CEO. We are thrilled and very excited to have earned the three-year CARF Accreditation. Our team members continuously display high quality of care in our essential business and the CARF seal has confirmed our commitment to those high standards of service.”

Vanderheyden began as the Troy Orphan Asylum in 1833 and has been providing services for over 185 years. Today, our facilities offer a safe haven for youth, adults and families who have experienced family disruption, trauma, abuse, emotional difficulty, developmental disability and learning problems. The Richard A. Desrochers Educational Center at Vanderheyden is a Regents accredited 7-12 grade program. It provides education to individuals who are at risk of not succeeding at school, and those in need of a special education. Vanderheyden is a designated Children and Family Treatment and Support Services Provider. The agency is committed to a family focused, trauma informed, and community based system of care. Every day at Vanderheyden, we work to change lives to save lives. For more information visit www.vanderheyden.org and follow us on social media.

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