We are delighted to announce that L’Arche Greater Vancouver has once again been awarded a CARF three-year accreditation for our Community Housing and Community Integration programs. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that has offered accreditation services and support to approximately 50,000 health and human services and programs world-wide. To learn more about CARF click here.
The three-year accreditation is a reflection of L’Arche’s dedication and commitment to provide quality care to our core members and community and to continue to make improvements in a variety of aspects of the organization. Below are a few (out of many!) strengths noted in CARF’s survey summary for L’Arche Greater Vancouver:
About our core members
“There is a true passion and commitment for enhancing the lives of the core members and fostering their inclusion within the community at large. Every effort is made to provide reasonable accommodations to improve the quality of life for the core members. Of note is the provision of an interpreter for a core member who is from Iraq. The organization looks for any way it can to remove barriers to full service and inclusion in the community of L’Arche Greater Vancouver and the community at large.”
About our staff
“L’Arche Greater Vancouver employs personnel who value an intentional community of mutually transforming relationships. Personnel feel nourished by the work culture at L’Arche Greater Vancouver and express the organization as “being well together.””
About our programs
“Neighbours Helping Neighbours program developed out of a need for men who preferred doing outdoor work. The Neighbours Helping Neighbours and Emmaus Centre programs live out the mission of proving that all persons have gifts to contribute to the community. Neighbours Helping Neighbours has a number of seniors with limited income who receive assistance in remaining in their homes by having the core members doing yard work and minor repairs.”