Goodwill Savannah Earns Top Accreditation Status

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) The Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF), recently reaccredited Goodwill of the Coastal Empire for its Community Employment Services, including Employment Supports and Job Development, Organizational Employment and Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation. The three-year accreditation awarded to Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is the highest mark of excellence offered by CARF, and is the 10th time Goodwill of the Coastal Empire has earned a three-year seal.

CARF accreditation is considered the hallmark of excellence for rehabilitation organizations throughout North America and other parts of the world. The widely-respected credential attests to a service provider’s commitment to continuous improvement of services, encourages consumer input in finding evidenced-based strategies to serve the community better. Accreditation guides service providers in best practices, thereby improving the quality of services and meeting internationally-recognized quality standards. Consumers, their families, and the public look for CARF accreditation as assurance that providers strive to offer the highest quality services.

By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Goodwill demonstrates that it meets the rigid international quality standards and is committed to pursuing excellence in providing quality services to persons with disabilities. 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.

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is a not for profit organization celebrating nearly 50 years of providing a full array of community employment and job search and placement programs for people with disabilities and barriers to employment in 33 counties of the Coastal Empire.


Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization with nearly 50 years of service provision and 850 employees. Goodwill is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 19 retail locations, and ten Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at . When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit . Find Goodwill Savannah on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow on Twitter: @SavGoodwill. Learn more about CARF Accreditation at:

Jan Bass, Director of Marketing
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
Phone 912-354-6611 ext. 10213

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