CRT receives behavioral health accreditation

CAFCA | May 11, 2017 |

Community Renewal Team announces that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally-recognized standards. Joint Commission Accreditation is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care and compliance with rigorous nationally-recognized standards.

CRT’s Behavioral Health Service underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site assessment in late March of 2017. The Joint Commission evaluated compliance with more than 1,200 behavioral health standards at four locations: CRT’s primary licensed clinic, a neighborhood multi-service clinic, and the counseling services provided at a homeless shelter and an assisted living residence for the elderly.


Since 2005, CRT has provided high quality mental health and drug/alcohol treatment with an emphasis on recovery. Counseling and recovery services are offered for those who want help without regard to a patient’s ability to pay. Individual and group counseling, Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization and medication management services are offered, with the primary clinic open from 8 am to 8 pm. In 2016, more than 1,400 clients from 56 Connecticut towns benefitted from these programs.


Psychiatric services, counseling and support groups are available along with prevention/treatment of HIV and a program that addresses problem gambling. People learn how to cope with daily life without relapse. A case manager helps clients set goals and find the services they need to create more stable lives in the community. With a staff of 41 speaking eight languages, CRT BHS is able to meet the needs of under-served populations in Greater Hartford.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to improve health care by evaluating health care organizations and providing technical assistance that encourages constant improvement. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.