Manassas, VA – Didlake, Inc. has earned its fifth consecutive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. CARF awarded the three-year accreditation to Didlake after a rigorous review earlier this year. The review found Didlake’s services met or exceeded stringent CARF standards and resulted in the highest level of accreditation awarded by the commission to Didlake’s community and employment services.
“Didlake’s commitment to meeting CARF standards has been unwavering,” said Didlake CEO Rex Parr. “CARF sets optimal standards for the efficient and effective pursuit of our mission: ‘To create opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities.’ It is a driving force behind the high quality of service our consumers enjoy.”
The CARF accreditation includes Didlake’s Community Inclusion Programs—licensed day-support services that maintained participant satisfaction rates of at least 95 percent for the past three years. CARF also accredited Didlake’s employment support services, which provide customized job training and consultation to employees to help them expand their skills and grow within their positions.
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. The CARF family of organizations currently accredits more than 47,000 programs and services at more than 20,000 locations on five continents. More than 8.7 million persons of all ages are served annually by more than 6,000 CARF-accredited providers. CARF accreditation extends to 17 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Didlake, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. It was founded in 1965 to create opportunities for people with disabilities through services that connect them to employment, education and the community. It provides contract business services for commercial and government customers and has won numerous awards for its facilities maintenance; packaging/ assembly; and administrative services. The organization operates throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, in the Roanoke Valley and in Greater Hampton Roads. It serves more than 1,600 people with disabilities annually. Didlake, Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, accredited by CARF and proudly serves the nation through the AbilityOne program. Its partners include the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, local Community Services Boards and United Way of the National Capital Area. For more information, visit www.didlake.org.