Shelby, NC — 07/01/19 — CARF International announced that Laura’s Homes of North Carolina has been accredited for a period of three years for its Group Home Care (Children and Adolescents) program. The latest accreditation is the Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Laura’s Homes .
This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Laura’s Homes of North Carolina.
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.
Laura’s Homes of North Carolina is a nonprofit organization with offices at 1305 N Post Rd Shelby, NC. Our first home Christine’s Home, built using mostly volunteers opened in May 2005 and began providing services in the Cleveland and surrounding counties. It is a home licensed for nine foster children ages 5 to 21. A second home was built and opened, Sandra’s Home licensed for six foster children in April, 2013. They have served 178 children since opening in 2005.
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 Director Rita Scism or Assistant Director Glenn Walker at 704-471-1150.
Three of us Glenn Walker Assistant Director, Jane Falls Human Resource and Office Manager and myself went to Philadelphia last summer to a three day training where our journey began. It has taken a lot of team work including two others our Program Manager/Social Worker Leighann Clark and Amber Gregory Direct Care Manager. We saw the value of the system and we embraced it with a passion to learn more and to improve our services. We made the effort so we can be the best for the children and for their future.
Thank you so much!