WESTLAND, MI, November 22, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or CARF International has announced that Spectrum Community Services has been accredited for three years for its programs in Child and Youth Services, Community Housing, Services Coordination and Supported Living. This accreditation is the sixth consecutive three-year accreditation that CARF has awarded to Spectrum Community Services.
An organization receiving a three-year accreditation from CARF has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. The organization has demonstrated to a team of surveyors its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality. This accreditation also demonstrates a provider's commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.
Spectrum Community Services is the oldest affiliated company of Spectrum Human Services. Established in 1976, Spectrum Community Services provides community-based, residential treatment programs and services to individuals with cognitive disabilities. The consumers of the residential programs may have a combination of physical, developmental, or mental disabilities, autism or may suffer from Alzheimer's/Dementia. With more than 900 employees throughout the state of Michigan, Spectrum Community Services offers programs in Berrien, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee/Benzie, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
According to CARF International, Spectrum Community Services has:
• Knowledgeable and capable leadership;
• A mission and values that reflect a consumer-first environment, as all consumers are treated with dignity and respect;
• A well deserved reputation for partnerships and collaborations with other similar service providers, advocacy groups and referral sources;
• A dedicated team of staff members who are committed to enhancing the quality of life for the consumers in their care.
Roger I. Swaninger, President & CEO of Spectrum Human Services, Inc. & Affiliated Companies, says, "We are extremely proud that Spectrum Community Services has once again been awarded a three year CARF accreditation. Under the outstanding leadership of Barbara Fowkes Executive Director, Spectrum Community Services has become a premiere leader in the delivery of quality and compassionate services for the disabled adult community throughout the state of Michigan. We salute Barb and her team for a job well done!"
Spectrum Human Services Inc. is a child welfare, mental health treatment and family preservation organization. Founded in 1976, Spectrum believes that all people have the right to receive services designed to support and uplift, as these individuals strive to achieve their highest potential. The programs and services offered by Spectrum Human Services, Inc. impact children, youth, teens and adults with mental, physical, emotional and/or behavioral disabilities. Services are provided throughout Michigan in Berrien, Genesee, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee/Benzie, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. For more information, visit http://www.spectrumhuman.org
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