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Accreditations & Licenses

CARF Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the accrediting body for our mental health programs, awarded us their highest level of accreditation based on their established standards. Comments in their Survey Summary included, “It [Achievement Centers] is recognized in the community as a leader in providing high quality early intervention services to young children and their families with qualified, competent, and experienced staff members.” The Three-Year Accreditation will extend through May 31, 2026.

PATH Accredited Therapeutic Horsemanship Program

Camp Cheerful’s Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is certified as a Premier Accredited Center Program by The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). We are one of only twelve such accredited centers in Ohio that provides quality, professional equine-assisted activities while meeting established industry standards. All of Camp Cheerful’s Therapeutic Horsemanship instructors are certified and registered by PATH.


Achievement Centers for Children’s programs and services are licensed and accredited by many other entities, as well, including:

  • ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
  • American Camp Association
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • Medicaid Provider
  • Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

In addition, the agency has numerous agreements with area universities and colleges. Achievement Centers is proud to be a United Way agency.

Achievement Centers for Children is an authorized licensee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District. Inquiries regarding the cooperative relationship may be directed to the Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metroparks, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, Ohio 44144; 216-635-3200.


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