CARF Accredited Programs

The Guidance/Care Center, Inc. has been informed by CARF...Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, that it has been accredited for a period of three years for the following programs:

  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Community Integration: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Community Integration: Psychological Rehabilitation (Adults)
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Detoxification
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Prevention/Diversion

    • The accreditation outcome, which represents the highest level of accreditation, is awarded to organizations which show substantial fulfillment of the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation Outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its program and services are accountable, measurable and of the highest quality.

      This action marks the first attempt for certification by CARF, an international accreditation body.

      GCC was incorporated in 1973 as a 501(c) (3), nonprofit, charitable organization and cost-effective?high-quality dedicated to the provision of midway behavioral healthcare services throughout Monroe County. Located in Marathon in the heart of the Florida Keys - between Key Largo and Key West, GCC offers a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse services.

      CARF, a private, not-for-profit, Tucson-based accreditation body established in 1966, is committed to promoting the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

13 CARF Accredited Programs:

  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Community Integration: Psychological Rehabilitation (Consumer-Run)
  • Crisis Stabilization: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Detoxification: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Diversion/Intervention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Criminal Justice)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)

Guidance/Care Center Inc., is partially funded by:

  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Thriving Minds South Florida contracting as SFBHN
  • Monroe County
  • Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged
  • SAMHSA
  • and other governmental/private entities.




Client fees and donations are also necessary for the operation of the Guidance/Care Center Inc. Private donations are welcome and are tax deductible


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GCC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or marital status.