The Starting Place holds the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation, for a period of three years for the following programs:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Programs
  • Adult Assessment and Referral
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Assessment and Referral
  • Case Management
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Prevention
  • Adult Outpatient Treatment

CARF accreditation is awarded to organizations that show substantial fulfillment of the standards established by CARF and clearly indicate that present conditions represent an established pattern of total operations likely to be maintained and/or improved in the foreseeable future.

CARF, a private, not-for-profit, Tucson-based accreditation body established in 1966, is committed to promoting the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

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