CARF International announced that Marrakech, Inc. has been granted a three-year accreditation for the following programs:  Community Employment Services – Employment Supports and Job Development, Community Housing, Community Integration, Employment Planning Services, Family Services (Children and Adolescents), Host Family/Shared Living Services, and Supported Living.  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.  CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.  For more information, visit www.carf.org.  This latest accreditation is the 8th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Marrakech, Inc.

The 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.

In the final report completed by CARF, surveyors stated that a strength of the organization is that “funding and referral sources have high praise for Marrakech, its services, and its staff members”.  The organization is further described as “responsive, effective, creative and flexible and willing to respond to community needs”.  CARF surveyors also congratulated staff members for “going above and beyond to serve the individuals either directly or through collaboration with other community resources”.

For 45 years, Marrakech has been providing person-centered, unique and cost effective supports to children and adults with and without disabilities across Connecticut. Marrakech assists individuals who face barriers to securing employment, connecting to necessary supportive services, accessing safe and affordable housing, and participating fully as contributing members of their communities. To learn more about Marrakech, Inc. visit www.marrakechinc.org.