KIFS Recent Accreditation from The Council on Quality and Leadership

KIFS recently went through a thorough accreditation process with The Council on Quality and Leadership, CQL. CQL is a non-profit accreditation council whose mission is to make an impact in the lives of people with disabilities. Because our work at KIFS involves therapeutic and medically complex foster services we chose CQL as their values, solutions, and standards align with ours.

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From CQL:

Since 1969, CQL has set the standard for excellence in providing services for people with disabilities. Inspired by a vision of a world of dignity, opportunity, and community inclusion for all people, CQL is an international leader in the definition, measurement, and improvement of quality of life for people with disabilities.

From its inception as an accreditation council of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, to its evolution to an independent accreditation body, to its current status as an international not-for-profit leader in the definition, measurement, and evaluation of quality of life for people with disabilities, CQL has provided strong vision and inspired leadership to human services organizations for more than four decades.

CQL’s accreditation process reviews the entire organization and gets direct feedback from the foster families and foster children we serve. At its most basic this process is a way of allowing us to step back and see how we are fulfilling our mission and how we can better serve our clients, community, and staff.

The KIFS team, along with three of our foster children and their foster mom spent a recent morning with a CQL team member to map out ways KIFS can make an even bigger impact in the lives of our families and more fully realize our mission. Not only did we walk away with a short and long term plan, we got to spend time with three of our wonderful, brilliant, intelligent, and insightful foster children who are growing up to be amazing young women.

Nicolette Meade