CARF Accreditation


A survey team from CARF International* will be visiting on March 25-March 26, 2021

We invited the surveyors to evaluate how well we meet international standards for quality. The survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve. As a result of this survey, we may earn or continue accreditation.

As part of the survey, the surveyors will interview people who receive services, their families, our staff, and others. Some questions the survey team members might ask people are:

  • Do we provide a clean and safe setting?
  • Do you receive the services you need and want?
  • Are you treated with respect?
  • Do you take part in planning your services?
  • Are you told what you need to know about your services?
  • Are your questions answered in a way you understand?
  • Do you know where to go with questions or concerns?

If you would like to talk with one of the survey team members or want to learn more about CARF International, please let one of our staff members know. You may also contact CARF International directly.

  • Internet: www.carf.orf/contat-us
  • E-mail:
  • Mail: CARF International, 6951 East Sourthpoint Road, Tucson, AZ 85756, USA
  • Telephone (520) 495-7001
  • Fax: (520_ 318-1129

CARF SealThe Light of Truth Center (LTC) has received a Three Year Accreditation (2017-2020) from CARF International for the following Programs:

  • Payson Street III.I Transitional Housing Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Outpatient Program

Our accreditation is a public commitment that we strive to:

  • Involve the women we serve and their families in their service planning.
  • Respect individual cultural preferences.
  • Be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large.
  • Address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction.

What does that mean for you?

  • Women seeking services, their referring agencies and their families look for organizations that are accredited as a sign of quality when looking for services.
  • Accreditation is evidence to the women we serve that LTC has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging feedback, continuously improving services, enhancing performance, and managing risk.
  • The women we serve and their families can be confident that services will be focused on their unique needs.

What is CARF?

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs, and Vision Rehabilitation Services. CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services by applying sets of quality standards during an on-site survey.

When a service or program is CARF accredited, it means it has undergone an in-depth review of its services and demonstrated substantial conformance to the CARF standards during the on-site survey. The service or program has demonstrated its commitment to delivering quality services that focus on your needs and preferences.

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit