Sound Community Services earns accreditation for outpatient programs

New London — Sound Community Services has once again been awarded a three-year accreditation for its integrated outpatient programs for adults with substance use disorders and mental health needs.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, known as CARF International, is a full accreditation of the highest level, affirming Sound Community Services’ compliance with the CARF standards, the agency said in a news release Friday. In its recognition letter, CARF noted: “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofi t accreditation organization.

Gino DeMaio, president and chief executive officer of Sound Community Services, said the agency’s continued accreditation is a “significant indication that the agency continues to be innovative, while also fostering an environment where the quality of care is the guiding principle.”

During this most recent evaluation, The agency was also reviewed for its creative implementation of integrated services. This integration includes the delivery of behavioral health and primary care which is known to reduce hospitalizations and major health issues related to heart disease, diabetes, and other disorders.

The agency had to demonstrate to the surveyors that its programs and services are “measurable, accountable and consumer-focused and of the highest quality,” according to CARF.

Sound Community Services is a nonprofi t organization providing case management, housing and other residential services, employment services, social rehabilitation and outpatient clinical services. Its offerings include psychotherapy and group counseling, medication-assisted treatment for psychiatric and substance abuse problems, support and social groups, court-mandated treatment, and supportive and supervised housing. Detailed descriptions of each program are available at soundcommunityservices.org.

For more information, call 860-439-6400.