CARF International announced that Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County (DDRB) has been accredited for a period of three years for the following:
- Service Coordination (Case Management Program)
- Governance Standards Applied (organizational accountability mechanisms)
This is the third accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County.
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 International 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. To view the full report click on the Public Meetings/Info tab.
The DDRB is a public taxing district, commonly known as a “Senate Bill 40 Board” that enters into funding contracts with agencies that provide services and supports for individuals in St. Charles County with developmental disabilities. Oversight of the organization is by a 9 member volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the County Executive with the approval of the County Council.
The DDRB Case Management program began in May 2006 through a partnership between the DDRB and the Missouri Department of Mental Health to reduce the overall caseload sizes and improve satisfaction of case management services in St. Charles County.
The DDRB currently provides funding to 28 agencies. Funded services include adult day programs, residential services, advocacy services, supported day care, early intervention, transitional programs, respite, sheltered workshop, adaptive equipment, supported employment and recreation. The DDRB budget for fiscal year 2015 totals over 15 million dollars and all contracted services include measurable performance targets to meet outcomes as outlined in the DDRB Strategic Plan.
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 and continuous improvement services that center 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.
For additional information regarding the DDRB, its Case Management program or programs it funds, contact Peg Capo at 636-939-3351.