CARF Accreditation

All three agencies are accredited by CARF, the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Founded in 1966, CARF is a private, not-for-profit international organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services by establishing standards for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering programs and services to consumers. CARF uses the standards to evaluate how well organizations are serving its consumers and how they can improve.

CARF standards are developed with input from consumers, rehabilitation professionals, funders and state and national organizations. These standards are reviewed on a yearly basis and new ones are developed to keep pace with changing conditions and consumer needs.

What Does it Mean to be Accredited?

Once an organization has applied for accreditation, CARF sends professionals in the field to conduct an on-site survey to determine the degree to which the organization meets standards. CARF surveyors also consult with staff members and offer suggestions for improving the quality of services. CARF-accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they substantially meet internationally-recognized standards. CARF accreditation means that the consumer can be confident that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhancing its quality of services and programs and its focus is on consumer satisfaction.

The Benefits of Accreditation to the Consumer

Choosing CARF-accredited programs and services gives you the assurance that:

1. The programs or services actively involve consumers in selecting, planning and using services.

2. The organization’s programs and services have met consumer-focused, state-of-the-art international standards of performance.

3. These standards were developed with the involvement and input of consumers.

4. The organization is focused on assisting each consumer in achieving his or her chosen goals and outcomes.


Aloha House is accredited to perform the following:


  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health
  • Community Housing: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions
  • Crisis Intervention and Stabilization: Mental Health
  • Day Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH
  • Detoxification: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions
  • Drug Court Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health
  • Residential Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addiction


  • Intensive Family-Based Services: Integrated: AOD/MH
  • Intensive Family-Based Services: Mental Health
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health

Malama Family Recovery Center is accredited to perform the following (all for adults):

  • Community Housing
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Therapeutic Communities: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions

Maui Youth & Family Services is accredited to perform the following (all for Children and Adolescents):

  • Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions
  • Out-of-Home Treatment: Family Services
  • Out-of-Home Treatment: Mental Health
  • Prevention/Diversion: Family Services