Bridgewell Awarded CARF International Three-Year Accreditation

Published: March 7, 2023


By Awarding this Accreditation, CARF Recognizes Bridgewell’s Commitment to Providing the Highest Levels of Care Through Programs and Services Offered

PEABODY, Mass., March 6, 2023 – Bridgewell, a nonprofit social and human services organization serving more than 6,000 people across Massachusetts, announced today that it has been awarded a Three-Year Accreditation from CARF International.

This recognition is CARF’s highest level of accreditation and is emblematic of Bridgewell’s dedication to upholding the standards that CARF sets forth. Receiving a Three-Year Accreditation involves a rigorous peer review process, including site visits and in-depth evaluations of organizational policies and procedures, in which Bridgewell demonstrated its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and designed and operated to provide the greatest benefit to the people it serves. 

“I am deeply grateful to the amazing team here at Bridgewell for the immense investments of time and energy that they make to ensure that the services we provide exceed even the most rigorous standards,” said Chris Tuttle, President & Chief Executive Officer of Bridgewell. “In the world of care, checks and balances are a critical and welcomed component to ensuring quality care. At Bridgewell, we believe that the people and communities we serve deserve much more than the status quo and that’s why all of us at Bridgewell go above and beyond to ensure that we are setting the gold standard for care.” 

The mission of Bridgewell is to strengthen communities by providing an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with life challenges to live safe, self-directed, and productive lives. Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, and education and employment training. 

Learn more about the programs and services offered by Bridgewell here.

CARF accreditation indicates an organization’s commitment to holding itself to the highest standards of care and to seeking ways to continuously improve the services it offers. CARF’s accreditation, research, continuous improvement services, and educational activities are conducted in accordance with these core values and with the utmost integrity.

Learn more about the CARF accreditation process here


Bridgewell is a nonprofit social and human services organization dedicated to strengthening communities. Headquartered in Peabody, Mass., Bridgewell empowers people with disabilities, and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed, and productive lives. Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education, and employment training. Bridgewell’s staff of more than 1,400 professionals serves approximately 6,300 people and their families. The Commission accredits Bridgewell on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is fully licensed by the state. For more information, visit


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

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