Salinas, CA, May 19, 2020 — Interim, Inc. has earned a three-year accreditation from an independent nonprofit organization that provides accreditation services worldwide, for its Supported Education and Employment Services (SEES).
CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) awarded accreditation after a survey in March.
“SEES is surveyed by CARF every three years, it gives us the opportunity to improve our services and to ensure that we are meeting clients’ needs,” said SEES Program Director Idalia Matthews. “This year’s survey took place on March 5 and 6. Two surveyors from CARF participated. The preparation for the survey takes time and takes a village to make it happen!”
CARF International is an independent nonprofit organization that provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human services providers. Providers that meet their rigorous standards in the areas of rehabilitation of a disability, treatment for addiction and substances abuse, home and community services, or other health and human services have demonstrated that they are committed to be among the best available.
To achieve CARF accreditation, the program must demonstrate conformance to the applicable CARF standards as evidenced by observable practices, verifiable
results over time and comprehensive supporting documentation.
CARF noted in their accreditation decision that Interim “provides quality employment planning, job development and job coaching services to clients who report high levels of satisfaction with the services provided. Interim has strong, longstanding partnerships with Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau and the California Department of Rehabilitation, which are the foundation for the collaborative approach to service provision. Interim provides a multitude of services to address both the immediate and long- term needs of clients and the community as a whole.”
Interim’s SEES program provides a wide range of opportunities for adults with mental illness who are seeking employment or who are interested in pursuing higher education. To help clients obtain work, SEES provides career, vocational, and educational counseling, job development and coaching. SEES also improves educational opportunities by helping clients access classes and training programs at local colleges.
P.O. Box 3222
Monterey, CA 93942
About Interim, Inc.
Interim, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that provides a unique combination of support services, housing and treatment for adults with mental illness in Monterey County. Services provided include affordable supportive housing, residential treatment, mental health and dual-recovery services, case coordination, therapeutic services, outreach and intensive support for homeless adults, supported education and employment, day treatment and peer support.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901