Alert

Lutheran Family Services of Virginia is now enCircle!

Close
Alert

Our partners at LIRS are taking the lead to help Afghan refugees — visit LIRS.org for ways you can help.

Close

Hard work pays off! EnCircle is excited to announce that after an extensive survey last fall, our organization received a 3-year CARF accreditation, the highest level offered! Founded in 1966, as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services organizations. CARF accreditation is a highly sought-after stamp of approval for organizations that specialize in the support services we offer to community members with disabilities and children in foster care.

 

EnCircle’s CARF coordinator Amanda Collins said, "This accreditation is a direct reflection of the hard work, commitment, creativity, and love that our staff generously give every day. It is a way to officially recognize that we are a trusted leader in services in the state, and it further demonstrates the high quality of service our staff work hard to achieve every day."

The CARF accreditation team also shared that "this achievement is an indication of your organization's dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served." The report also cited enCircle's strengths as "its actively engaged board; its seasoned, tenured, and innovative leadership team; and its enthusiastic, highly capable, and hardworking staff members."

Accreditation lasts for three years and applies to Sponsored Residential Care, Day Support, Community Coaching and Engagement, In-Home, Group Home services and Treatment Foster Care.

Amanda says, “We are happy to have achieved this accreditation, especially during such challenging times. It is a symbol of the excellence to be celebrated by our staff and stakeholders and will act as assurance to the high quality of services to anyone considering a relationship with our organization.”