CARF International announced that The Baltimore Station, a residential treatment program supporting veterans and others transitioning from homelessness and addiction to self-sufficiency, has been accredited for a period of three years for both its residential program and its intensive outpatient program. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), has given to The Baltimore Station and it allows the organization to expand its services to provide a continuum of outpatient care and support for clients who graduate from its residential treatment program.

By earning the distinction of CARF accreditation – the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization – The Baltimore Station has demonstrated its commitment and full compliance in offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality. The organization was notified shortly after the team of CARF surveyors visited their facilities and conducted a rigorous peer review.

With CARF accreditation for its residential and intensive outpatient services, The Baltimore Station can continue to serve the state of Maryland as a licensed provider of specialized addiction treatment, long-term therapeutic programming and outpatient care services, which it plans to further grow and develop.

“Being accredited by CARF is as much a testament to the quality of our program as it is to our dedicated and knowledgeable team ensuring we deliver the highest quality services to the veterans and homeless men in our care,” said John Friedel, executive director at The Baltimore Station. “We were deeply honored and humbled when the CARF team observed how far our team goes to ensure that the residents we serve feel at home at The Baltimore Station, and supported in their recovery over the long-term.”

For additional information, contact Kim Callari at The Baltimore Station at or #410-752-4454.


About CARF

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, please visit the CARF website at