CARF Accreditation

We’re Excited to Announce The Blanchard Institute is Now Dually Accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF.

On July 23rd, 2020 CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) announced that The Blanchard Institute has been accredited for a period of three years for the following programs:

  • Day Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) 
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)

This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to The Blanchard Institute. This makes us dually accredited by CARF and the Joint Commission.

“TBI is incredibly honored and grateful to earn CARF’s accreditation and partnership. Together, with our JOINT accreditation, TBI maintains being one of the only “dually accredited” providers on the East Coast. By achieving both, TBI voluntarily holds itself to the highest industry standards of comprehensive care and accountability…. illustrating our commitment, passion and dedication to our community….and every individual and family that seeks our services and support,” said Ward Blanchard, CEO and Founder of The Blanchard Institute. 

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. Customers look for CARF accreditation as their assurance that your programs or facilities are of the highest quality. 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.


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

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