Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Earns 3-Year CARF Accreditation in Two Community Programs

By: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - March 25, 2020 - PRLog -- CARF International announced that Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (SWFL) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services: Employment Supports; Community Employment Services: Job Development; and its Community Integration programs.

The latest accreditation is the 8th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Goodwill SWFL's Pathways to Work, an employment program for youth and adults with disabilities and disadvantages. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Goodwill SWFL's Pathways to Opportunity, a full-day training program for adults with disabilities.

This accreditation decision represents 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 during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Goodwill SWFL is a nonprofit organization that provides services to people with disabilities and disadvantages since 1966. It has been providing Pathways to Work throughout Southwest Florida area since 1996, and Pathways to Opportunity at the Opportunity Center at 5100 Tice Street, Fort Myers, since 2014.

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 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

For additional information, contact Debra Donatto, Director of Communications and Digital Marketing at (239) 995-2106 EXT. 2254.


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