Cherokee County Work Services (CCWS) has announced that once again it has been issued a three-year accreditation, the highest accreditation possible, by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. Rhonda Mart, Associate Director of New Hope in Carroll and Kenneth Jones, Vice President of OPARC of Montclair, Calif. made up the survey team.
The survey took place on Oct. 15 and 16, 2007.
The survey team reviewed CCWS' policies, procedures, records, budget, and financial statements. Interviews were held with consumers, parents, referral agencies, and board members. An exit interview was held upon completion of the two-day survey and the survey team commended the entire staff and board of directors for their commitment to provide quality services to the consumers of CCWS.
The Cherokee community was also praised for its long history of supporting CCWS through work contracts, volunteers, donations, and funding. The team felt that this was "a wonderful reflection of how the people of Cherokee County strive to enhance the lives of its people and are committed to being a true community."