Licensing and Accreditation
Marrakech operates three Intermediate Care Facility group homes licensed by the State of Connecticut’s Departments of Public Health and Developmental Services, sixteen community living arrangement group homes licensed by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services and one group home for youth licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. In addition, all Department of Developmental Services-funded programs are subject to Quality Service Reviews (QSR) conducted by the State.
In addition to the required licensing protocols described above, Marrakech has been accredited by CARF International since the early 90’s. CARF International is a nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Its goal is to ensure that persons served remain at the center of the service delivery process. CARF International provides a framework, then consults and advises health and human service organizations to help ensure that the organization is always in a state of continuous quality improvement. An accreditation by CARF International is official recognition that our organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices.
Marrakech was awarded another three-year accreditation, the highest level possible, in November of 2015. In the final report, CARF surveyors stated that one strength of the organization is that “funding and referral sources have high praise for Marrakech, its services, and its staff members”. The organization is further described as “responsive, effective, creative and flexible and willing to respond to community needs”. CARF surveyors also congratulated staff members for “going above and beyond to serve the individuals either directly or through collaboration with other community resources”.
Programs currently included in the CARF International Accreditation process at Marrakech:
· Acquired Brain Injury Services
· DDS-Funded Residential, Employment and Day Services
- Community and Employment Services
- Community Companion Homes
- Community Support Services
- Group Homes
- Family-Based Services
- Supportive Living
· DMHAS-Funded Residential and Employment Services
- Young Adult Services
- Work Services
- SHP Vocational Services
· Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Marrakech’s next CARF International Accreditation survey will take place in 2018.