TASC’s survey accreditation stands out from previous surveys in the number and scope of organizational strengths identified by the surveyors, who gathered input from TASC clients, funders, referral sources, and clinical partners across Illinois.
TASC was commended for stakeholder satisfaction, outreach in rural areas, collaboration, use of technology, and more. For example, the third-party, independent survey found that:
- “The persons served express a high level of satisfaction with the services they have received.”
- “The board of directors and leadership team are strongly focused on the organization’s mission and values guiding the services it provides to the persons served and other stakeholders. This constant focus results in specific and high quality services.”
- “Funding and referral sources identified a demonstrated willingness of TASC leadership and staff members to be flexible and creative in the design of services and highly responsive to the needs of the persons and communities served.”
- “The organization has developed a system of care that uniquely includes service coordination and collaboration with other local providers to serve some of the most traumatized children and adolescents.”
- “TASC serves several rural communities where there are often limited resources available to the persons served. The organization and its staff provide outreach services to these persons served in their homes, work locations, or other locations where the person may receive services in their communities. This results in a more accessible service to the persons served and promotes a more integrated service delivery system…”
Joel Warmolts, TASC’s director of Quality Improvement and Compliance, notes that these accolades reflect years of commitment to service quality and productive partnerships with stakeholders. “TASC’s success begins with the dedication of staff who work to make a difference every day. It’s made possible by our many referral sources and service partners throughout Illinois who share our commitment to health and public safety. And finally, our success is revealed in hard work of our clients themselves, who willingly take on the day-to-day challenges of creating better lives for themselves and their families.”
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that touches close to 6 million individuals served in a wide range of human service organizations. To receive CARF accreditation, organizations voluntarily go through a rigorous peer review and survey process that measure commitment to CARF’s accreditation standards and focus on quality programs and services.
TASC has provided advocacy and case management service in Illinois since 1976.
For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.