• Dee Gerstenkorn

BCI Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International announced that Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) has been accredited for its Organizational Employment, Community Employment, and Employment Skills Training programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is the 11th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has given the nonprofit.


This accreditation decision represents the highest endorsement that can be given to an organization and shows substantial conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.


BCI has been providing employment services to people with disabilities in St. Charles County since 1959 and in Lincoln County since 2011. The organization’s main facility is located at 200 Trade Center Drive W, St. Peters, Mo., 63376.


CARF’s final survey report recognized BCI’s success in key areas including being actively supported by an accomplished board of directors, having a talented and diverse leadership team, operating under a dynamic strategic plan, focusing on core values, operating a state-of-the-art packaging facility, executing a person-centered philosophy throughout the organization, and sustaining a positive workforce and culture.


“BCI holds itself to the highest standards and is always looking to improve our best practices,” said Social Mission Director Katie Jones, who spearheaded the accreditation effort. “CARF embodies this, which is why we welcome their review. Their process shows us what are we are doing well and what we can improve upon. It offers great insight into what other organizations are doing and allows our unique strengths to be shared. It also shows that we value the input of our clients and are accountable to the community. Needless to say, we are immensely proud to have received CARF’s highest accreditation level for all of the programs we offer under our employment continuum.”


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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, visit http://www.carf.org/.


Woman with a developmental disability smiling with her Support Specialist after being honored for her 30th work anniversary
Kelly B. (left), who lives with a developmental disability and works under BCI’s organizational employment program, celebrates her 30th anniversary with Employment Support Specialist Bridget Jeep (right).

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