Encompass Community Services Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation
Santa Cruz, CA — September 6, 2022 — We are thrilled to share that Encompass has been awarded another three-year accreditation from CARF International for our integrated behavioral health programs for mental health and substance use disorders!
CARF’s Three-Year Accreditation decision represents the longest duration of accreditation given to an organization and demonstrates Encompass’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards, which prioritize delivering quality services that focus on clients’ specific strengths, abilities, needs and preferences. In order to receive a Three-Year Accreditation, an organization must put itself through a rigorous peer review process and provide evidence to a team of CARF surveyors in a multi-day survey visit that the programs and services we offer are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
“Maintaining our CARF Accreditation is not easy, and it is not a requirement. Encompass chose to pursue CARF Accreditation because we believe the people we serve deserve high quality, person-centered, evidence-based services that meet CARF’s stringent standards,” said Encompass CEO Monica Martinez. “The CARF Review Team reviewed our services against more than 1,400 performance standards to make their determination, and we are honored that our programs earned re-accreditation.”
This is the second Three-Year Accreditation Encompass has pursued and earned through CARF. The agency first pursued accreditation in 2019. Encompass Community Services the largest community-based provider of health and human services in Santa Cruz County with offices and program locations countywide. Encompass has provided care and treatment for individuals and families with mental health needs and substance use disorders since 1973.
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 www.carf.org.
For additional information, contact Liz Burkhart at 831.753.3099
The following programs are CARF Accredited:
Alto - North Adult Mental Health Outpatient
Alto - North Adult Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Program
Alto - South Adult Mental Health Outpatient
Alto - South Adult Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Program
Youth Services - North Mental Health Outpatient Program
Youth Services - North Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Program
Youth Services - South Mental Health Outpatient Program
Youth Services - South Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Program
Santa Cruz Residential Recovery (Adult Substance Use Disorder Residential Program)
Sí Se Puede (Adult Substance Use Disorder Residential Program)
El Dorado Center (Adult Mental Health Residential Program)
Telos (Adult Mental Health Residential Program)
Casa Pacific (Adult Mental Health Residential Program)