The Center for Head Injury Services is excited to announce that CARF International has issued accreditation for a period of three years for the Center’s programs. A three-year accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization. This latest accreditation is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body has given to the Center.

The accreditation comes after the Center put itself through a rigorous peer review process to show the Center’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. During an on-site visit with a team of CARF surveyors, we demonstrated our commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

The CARF surveyors praised our two social enterprises, Destination Desserts and Wags in a Bag, for providing practical food service training and recognized the Center’s leadership for its continued advocacy efforts at the state level to push for funding options through the Medicaid waiver process.

The surveyors also commended the Center for the “thoughtful consideration and research done to set up” the Center’s new headquarters with the “latest technology and accommodations.”

What does accreditation mean? Our accreditation is a public commitment that we strive to:

  • Involve persons served and their families in their service planning.
  • Respect individual cultural preferences.
  • Be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large.
  • Address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction.


CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers. 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 CARF International, the standards or the survey process, visit