In 2016, CARF international marked its 50th anniversary. This year has been a period for us to reflect and take stock of what we have done and what needs to be done in the coming years. Founded on September 27th, 1966, we began with a mere four employees, a single office in Chicago, Illinois, and four accredited providers in the United States. Since then we have experienced exceptional growth, evolving into one of the world’s leading accreditation bodies for health and human services. Today, CARF International is comprised of a hundred eight employees, 1,400 surveyors, five offices, and more than 7,000 service providers with more than 50,000 accredited programs and services at over 25,000 locations worldwide. To all of our customers, stakeholders, and friends; thank you for your continued commitment to CARF accreditation. We look forward to the next 50 years and making a lasting impact around the world for persons served.