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Centro Las Americas earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Worcester, MA — 07/25/19 — CARF International announced that CENTRO, Inc. has been accredited for three years for its Host Family Program (Adult Foster Care Program). This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to CENTRO.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given 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.

CENTRO is a nonprofit organization with offices at 11 Sycamore Street in Worcester MA, and at 437 Main Street in Fitchburg, MA.  It has been providing Human Services in the Worcester County area since 1977.

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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons 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 www.carf.org.

For additional information, contact Tina Velazquez at CENTRO, Inc. at 508 798-1900 ext. 261.