CARF – Pinnacle Awarded

CARF International announced that Pinnacle Services has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services: Employment Supports, Community Employment Services: Job Development, Community Housing, Family Services, Services Coordination, and Supported Living programs. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Pinnacle Services.

CARFThis accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Pinnacle Services, Incorporated is a human services agency, founded in December of 1999, to provide services to people with disabilities and has grown significantly in its short history in the number of programs operated, people employed, and consumers served. Pinnacle Services currently provides Customized Living/Customized Living 24 Hour Services, Home Care Services, Supported Living Services, In-Home Family Support, Respite Care, Supported Employment Services, Semi-Independent Living Skills, Independent Living Skills, and Case Management/Care Coordination to more than 2,200 Minnesota residents and employs approximately 800 people throughout the Twin Cities and its suburbs.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

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