CARF International 3- Year Re-accreditation

Sanctuary is first and oldest non-profit organization in the Western Pacific  region that is accredited by the nationally acclaimed Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF) – an International  Accreditation body that celebrates over 50 years in ensuring that the highest quality services are delivered to persons served. CARF Accreditation was initially acquired by Sanctuary in July of 2008. Since then, Sanctuary has maintained its accreditation status. Most recently, Sanctuary was awarded the maximum number of years – Three-Year Accreditation, which will expire June, 30, 2023, marking Sanctuary’s 5th successful Accreditation survey.

All Sanctuary programs have been fully accredited by CARF in the 2020 Accreditation Survey; specifically the Child & Youth Service Area, which include:

1 Community Housing and Shelters

(CO-ED Emergency Shelter & Permanent Housing Program)

2 Community Youth Development

(AmeriCorps, & Youth Anger Management Programs)

3 *Counseling/Outpatient

(Crisis Intervention & Drug/Alcohol- Pathways)

4 *Intensive Outpatient Treatment

(Drug/Alcohol – High Hopes)

5 Promotion/Prevention

(Parenting Support & Parenting Skills Group)

6 Residential Treatment

(Sagan Na’homlo Residential Treatment Facility one of its kind in the region)

The 2017 Accreditation includes two (2) new program areas (*) that were not surveyed in 2017.

Accreditation by CARF signifies that Sanctuary, in the Child & Youth Services Field, met annual conformance requirements in over 125 quality standards that enhance the lives of children and families that Sanctuary serve. This achievement is an indication of Sanctuary’s dedication to delivering quality service (personnel, programs and documentation).

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Sanctuary Incorporated is a community-based organization which exists to improve the quality of life for Guam’s youth to promote reconciliation during times of family conflicts, to foster the development of responsible community members, and to advocate for their needs in an effort to preserve family unity by providing: 24-hour crisis intervention services, temporary safe refuge during family conflicts and abuse, supportive counseling for youth and families, outreach, education and prevention programs