“This achievement is an indication of your organizations dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”
— Brian J. Boon, Ph.D
President/CEO CARF International
Our Treatment Facility
Why should anyone care whether or not Residential Drug Treatment, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Sober Living programs are accredited? An organization that receives approval from an outside accrediting body has conformed to hundreds of standards for providing superior quality care.
A residential treatment facility must also meet additional standards for health and safety, corporate compliance, governance and business practices. In 2013 CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (www.carf.org) awarded The Gooden Center a three-year accreditation. Since 2004 The Gooden Center has received four consecutive accreditations at this highest rating.
Why CARF Accreditation Matters
CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services of alcohol and drug treatment facilities. It uses a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. The Gooden Center has been accredited for the following programs:
- Residential Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
- Day Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
- Community Housing: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
The Gooden Center is licensed by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. Our counselors are credentialed by one of the following agencies: