Monday, July 17, 2017
Sam Gil - Camillus House
Accreditation was awarded through May 2020 for the following integrated alcohol & drug/mental health (adult) treatment services:
- Assertive Community Treatment
- Court Treatment
- Day Treatment
- Outpatient Treatment
- Residential Treatment
The accreditation came after on-site visits by a CARF survey team and a thorough examination of Camillus House’s facilities, services and processes. This is the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization.
“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of persons served,” said Brian J. Boon, chief executive officer of CARF in an announcement letter. “Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation.”
Camillus House has been providing humanitarian services to persons who are poor and homeless in Miami since 1960 when it was established to serve Cuban exiles during its humble beginning as a small soup kitchen. Now, as the largest service provider for the homeless in South Florida, Camillus has grown into a full-service organization offering a comprehensive system of care including food, clothing, emergency, transitional and permanent housing, physical and mental health care and substance abuse treatment.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The agency establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.