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LifeWorks Community Services receives 3-year reaccreditation

October 21, 2012
Messenger News

CARF International announced that LifeWorks Community Services has been accredited for a period of three years for its day habilitation, work crew, and facility based employment programs.

The latest accreditation is the 13th consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to LifeWorks Community Services.

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.

LifeWorks Community Services is a nonprofit organization with offices at 1303 A St. It has been providing services in the Fort Dodge area since 1965.

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 people 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

For more information, contact Executive Director Teresa Naughton or Vocational Director Curt Duffield, 576-2126.



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