CARF Accredits Neighborhood Service Organization For Three-Years

CARF is an international accrediting body that establishes standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services
Feb. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- CARF International announced that Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), a nonprofit human service agency, has been accredited for a period of three years – through October 2014 – for its mental health and addiction treatment programs.  CARF is an international accrediting body that establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.  

Established in 1955, NSO strengthens and empowers communities, keeps families together and helps people in need improve their lives through a diverse array of innovative programs and services including adult mental health treatment, support for children and adults with developmental disabilities, addiction prevention and treatment, crisis intervention and suicide prevention,  support, treatment and housing for homeless adults,  and youth violence prevention.

The organization was accredited in four categories:

•   Case Management/Services Coordination: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
•   Crisis Intervention: Mental Health (Adults)
•   Outpatient Treatment:
o   Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
o   Integrated Developmental Disabilities (DD) /Mental Health (Adults)
o   Integrated DD/Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
o   Mental Health (Adults)
•   Supported Living: Mental Health (Adults)

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization. Organizations who receive a Three-Year Accreditation from CARF go through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrate, to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit, that its programs and services are of the highest quality.

“This achievement is an indication of our staff’s continued dedication and commitment to providing quality services to the consumers whose lives we are honored to touch,” said NSO President and CEO Sheilah P Clay.  “We are extremely proud to be accredited by CARF and will continue to strive toward providing our consumer with the highest level of care.”

About Neighborhood Service Organization
Since 1955, Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) has been reaching out to people across metropolitan Detroit by strengthening and empowering neighborhoods, supporting families and helping people in need. Over the years, the scope and variety of services offered have grown into a network of sophisticated, vertically integrated programs that have received local, statewide and national recognition. For more information about NSO, visit
Source:Lauren Herrin
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