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AMHC’s Children’s Residential Treatment Achieves Three-Year CARF Accreditation

AMHC Children’s Residential team members proudly display the three-year accreditation certificate received by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Supporting the application and implementation are (l to r): Clem Deveau, Shannon Gove, Cathy Sawtelle, Tiffany Duchesneau, Brian Walton, and Dan Clements (absent: Dr. Katherine Rice). The program serves youth ages 7-19.

Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. (AMHC) is pleased to announce that its Children’s Residential Treatment program has been issued a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  Located in Calais, the program is a ten-bed 24-hour clinical residential facility serving youth ages 7-19 that are experiencing behavioral and developmental challenges.

“In their letter, CARF shared that this achievement is an indication of our organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of those we serve,” said Clem Deveau, LCSW, CCS, AMHC Program Director of Behavioral Health for Washington and Hancock counties. “We are proud of obtaining this high level of accreditation and grateful for the staff who work hard serving the youth in our care.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. Accreditation is an ongoing process, establishing a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.

AMHC Children’s Residential program is currently accepting client referrals. Please contact them at 207-454-0269 for more information or to learn more about eligibility requirements.

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