Kent — CARF International announced that Townhall II has been accredited for a period of three years for its Horizon House women’s residential treatment program, Outpatient substance abuse/addiction treatment services for adolescents and adults, adult Intensive Outpatient treatment program, outpatient mental health counseling services for adults, and substance abuse prevention/diversion programs for children and adolescents.  The latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Townhall II.

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. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Townhall II is a nonprofit organization with offices at 155 N. Water St. in Kent. It has been providing 24-hr Crisis Helpline, Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Driver Intervention Program, Medical Clinic, Education/Prevention, and Victim Advocacy services in Portage County since 1971.

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 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, please visit the CARF website at

For additional information, contact Rob Young, Clinical Services Director at 330-678-3006.  Like us on Facebook (Kent Townhall II) or follow us on Twitter (@TH2_kent)