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OTTAWA — CARF International announced that Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Behavioral Health programs. Programs include Case Management/Services Coordination, Crisis Intervention, Outpatient Treatment and Prevention and Diversion for adult and children’s mental health and alcohol and drug services. In 2006, the Ohio Department of Mental Health mandated that agencies be nationally accredited. The latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Pathways.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with offices at 835 North Locust Street, Ottawa, OH. It has been providing Behavioral Health Services to the people of Putnam County and surrounding area in one form or another since 1970.

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 that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

Pathways is partially funded by the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam County and is a Partner Agency of the United Way of Putnam County. For additional information, contact Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. at 419-523-4300.

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