El Hogar Community Services, Inc. has been in existence since 1977, originally created under the auspices of the Sacramento Concilio to provide mental health services to the Latino community. It is from these beginnings the agency took its name, which translates to “The Home” in Spanish. Over the years, El Hogar has expanded its services beyond its original client base and has evolved to address the needs of our diverse cultural and ethnic community.
To provide services that contributes to the mental health and emotional well-being of individuals and families in the community.
We envision a Community in which behavioral health challenges are recognized as public health issues that are both preventable and treatable.
Below please find our press release for our recent Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We are very pleased and proud to have received this accreditation and to have passed their rigorous survey with flying colors. Also, it comes at a time when we are dedicated to operating in the spirit of Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s Excellence in Mental Health Act.
This accreditation is an official recognition that our organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices. After more than two years of careful preparation, we have achieved this most prestigious accomplishment on our first attempt.
Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
El Hogar Community Services, Inc. awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
Sacramento, California – October 28, 2014 – CARF International announced that El Hogar Community Services, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Mental Services, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Mental Health programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to El Hogar.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the 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.
El Hogar Community Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with offices in Sacramento. It has been providing Mental Health Services in Greater Sacramento area since 1977.
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 www.carf.org