Columbia, MO – Woodhaven has received the highest possible level of accreditation for its Community Housing and Community Integration programs for the seventh consecutive term from CARF International. This three-year accreditation shows Woodhaven’s commitment to quality programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To achieve accreditation, Woodhaven voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and an on-site survey to demonstrate its services meet CARF’s standards.
The survey report listed the church as one of Woodhaven’s strengths, stating:
“The organization has a longstanding, mutually beneficial relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Woodhaven’s staff members serve on local, regional and national church boards. The church and individual church members support the organization’s mission by giving generously financially to Woodhaven, as well as organizing work groups to help with upkeep and repair of the organization’s properties.”
Woodhaven has been serving people with developmental disabilities since 1964 and is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as a service unit of Disciples Benevolent Services and a member of the Disciples Care Network. Its Community Housing program provides community-based supported living services to 112 men and women with developmental disabilities, providing living skills training and help with daily needs. Woodhaven also offers a Community Integration program to provide skill-building and social opportunities for 56 individuals with disabilities who do not work during the day.
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.
Contact: Jaime Freidrichs, 876-7326