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Catholic Charities receives positive accreditation rating

WEST PALM BEACH  |  With success stories like the ones Ivonne Vadi tells, it’s no wonder that Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach recently achieved national accreditation.

The Council on Accreditation, an independent accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada, recently expedited the accreditation after receiving no ratings for the local Catholic Charities agency that were out of compliance.

To achieve the accreditation, Catholic Charities provided written evidence of compliance with 118 standards. Then a group of three volunteer peer reviewers confirmed adherence to the standards during a week-long series of file reviews and interviews with board members, leadership, staff and clients.  

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