Union Mission Receives Three-Year CARF International Accreditation

Dr. Frances Carter
Dr. Frances Carter

Union Mission , a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing homelessness throughout the greater Savannah area, recently earned the maximum threeyear accreditation from CARF International, an independent organization accrediting health and human services providers around the world.

After a site visit and evaluation, Union Mission received accreditation in the following areas: Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults),Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents), Prevention/Diversion: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents), Employment Services Coordination Programs that are CARFaccredited have demonstrated compliance with internationally recognized standards for service delivery and have demonstrated a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer driven focus.

“As a leader in the provision of services and supports for individuals who are marginalized and homeless in the Savannah, Georgia area, it is evident Union Mission’s efforts and resources are wholly focused on its stated goal of ending homelessness,” the 2012 CARF Site Survey reported. “Led by a dynamic and innovative CEO and governed by a committed board of directors, the organization is considered a leading service provider by funders and other stakeholders in Savannah and Chatham County.”

“It’s truly an honor for Union Mission to receive the maximum accreditation,” said Dr. Frances Carter, president and CEO at Union Mission. “We have made tremendous strides in reducing homelessness and are making a positive impact on the community by encouraging independence and selfsufficiency.”

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