The Marsh Foundation Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
VAN WERT, Ohio – CARF International recently announced that The Marsh Foundation has been reaccredited for a period of three years for its Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents); Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults); and Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents) programs. The latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to The Marsh Foundation.
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 and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.
Some of The Marsh’s strengths, as noted by CARF, are:
- “The leadership of The Marsh Foundation demonstrates a dedicated commitment to developing, maintaining, and expanding quality behavioral health services as it pursues its mission that addresses the needs of the community served.”
- “The organization provides a safe, therapeutic, and welcoming environment that is conducive to quality treatment and recovery programming.”
- “Program staff members are committed, highly flexible, and child focused.”
Serving children and families since 1922, The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s services agency that provides behavioral treatment in a variety of settings. Services include group homes, treatment and family foster care, an intensive treatment program and independent living. Located in Van Wert, Ohio, the organization’s group homes are licensed for up to 30 children ages 7 – 17, offers an on-campus school for grades 2 – 12 and provides a variety of clinical services to group home residents, foster children and community members.
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, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure the quality of their programs and services.
The mission of The Marsh Foundation is to inspire hope, to teach and to care for children and families. For more information about The Marsh, or their CARF accreditation, visit www.marshfoundation.org or call 419.238.1695.