Amity is delighted to announce that this fiscal year it received a three-year a accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch teaching community in Tucson, Arizona and Amity’s Employment Services in Los Angeles and San Diego, California.
The Following Excerpts are From the Amity Circle Tree Ranch CARF Award Letter:
Amity Foundation Circle Tree Ranch clearly evidences dedication to a person-centered environment”
"Students are treated with dignity, equality, and respect for their individual cultures."
“Amity Foundation uses innovative, evidence-based approaches and is recognized as one of the few formal curriculum-based teaching & therapeutic communities in the United States.”
Founded in 1966 CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services including behavioral health and employment services. CARF accreditation provides a visible symbol that assures the public of Amity's commitment to continually enhance quality with a focus on the satisfaction of students.
CARF surveyors use a consultative approach during the survey process to assist in improving the quality of Amity's offerings. A survey team, selected on a match of the surveyors' areas of expertise and Amity's needs came to Amistad de Los Angeles and Vista Ranch to survey Department of Rehabilitation Employment Services in November 2015 and to Circle Tree Ranch to survey residential services in September 2016. Each site was granted CARF certification for a three-year period, recognizing Amity for innovation.
There are numerous benefits to CARF accreditation: accredited providers enjoy fiscal savings as accreditation can signal financial stability; marketing advantagea; reduction of exposre to risk in human resources, healthcare, governance, and finance; and access to an international network.