Family Services, Inc. Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Date: Nov 16, 2015

Behavioral Health Programs Meet Annual Conformance Requirements for Quality Standards that Enhance the Lives of Persons Served

(Gaithersburg, MD) - CARF International announced that Family Services, Inc. (FSI) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health programs. The latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation for its Psychosocial Rehabilitation program that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Family Services and the second consecutive Three-Year Accreditation for its Mental Health program.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded 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.

Family Services has the only CARF accredited psychosocial rehabilitation and mental health programs in Montgomery County, and is one of nine with dual accreditations in the State of Maryland.

Family Services, Inc., a part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, is the oldest private nonprofit social service organization in Montgomery County. Founded in 1908, FSI's mission is to promote the resilience, recovery and independence of individuals and families across the life span through integrated mental health and physical health, social service, and education programs, thereby strengthening communities. Serving over 27,000 of the most vulnerable residents and operating over 36 programs and services throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, FSI is at the forefront in the development and delivery of services that meet the needs of our culturally diverse and evolving communities.

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 that centers 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

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