Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Timothy J. Young, CEO/President of Licking/Knox Goodwill announced Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. has been awarded three-year CARF accreditation for its Employment Planning Services provided by the Career Services division. This is the ninth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and demonstrates 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 virtual site visits its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. Licking/Knox Goodwill has shown dedication to the people they serve by maintaining standards in leadership, governance, quality and availability of programs to our community, and being innovative in the services they provide.

Licking/Knox Goodwill is a non-profit organization with Administrative offices in Newark, Ohio; nine retail stores across Licking and Knox counties; an online auction site; Career Services offices in Newark and Mt. Vernon, Ohio; janitorial contracts across central Ohio; Business Services warehouse for fulfillment contracts; a Used Car Lot; security services; and a community park and banquet hall known as The Grove by the River. The organization has been serving our community since 1977.

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 about Licking/Knox Goodwill, please contact Lisa Baker, Vice President of Communications, at (740) 345-9861. Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, CARF Accredited agency, providing training, employment, and support services for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment. For further information about services, please call (740) 345-9861 or visit

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