Written by Annandale on January 21, 2016 in Awards

Day Program Services for Individuals with Development Disabilities Recognized for Excellence

CARF logoStrengthening its national reputation as a model for nonprofit organizations dedicated solely to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, Annandale Village has achieved a three-year accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in recognition of its robust Community Integration/Medicaid Waiver Day Program.

The 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.

At Annandale, we believe that it is our responsibility and privilege to deliver exceptional quality of life programs and services for adults of all abilities. Our commitment to quality is more than a promise, it is the foundation of our organization and a cornerstone of our continued success”, said Adam Pomeranz, CEO of Annandale Village. “Each day is filled with education, work training, recreation, and life enrichment opportunities that allow day program participants to develop life skills, discover and pursue their own interests, and participate in real world experiences that equip them to be valuable contributors to the community.”

To substantiate the three-year accreditation, the Survey Outcome Report documented the following comments from CARF Surveyors: “The organization has developed a high-quality community integration program where high levels of satisfaction were noted among the clients and other stakeholders, including family members and referral sources…Furthermore, Annandale’s professional staff is committed to excellence in all areas of the organization’s mission…This is evidenced by the recent expansion of on-campus residential services allowing individuals the opportunity to age in place throughout their lifetime.”

Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Annandale’s Community Integration/Medicaid Waiver Day Program serves clients throughout Gwinnett, Hall, and Barrow counties with varying diagnoses, including; Williams syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, fetal-alcohol syndrome, Fragile X, Freemon Sheldon syndrome, and other cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

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 Annandale Village, please contact Keith Fenton, Chief Development & Marketing Officer, at 770-932-4887.


May 31, 2016 @ 18:22


Congratulations. Having worked in the field for a number of years, I know what an accomplishment this is.


June 10, 2016 @ 11:54


Just another feather in your impressive cap. We are so blessed we found Annandale for our daughter,

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