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CARF Accreditation

The case management and community housing services provided within our Transitional Housing, Supportive Living, and Hope for Veterans® programs are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.  Our three-year CARF accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows Community Hope’s substantial conformance to CARF standards for programs and services of the highest quality.

Licensed By

Community Hope’s Transitional Housing and Supportive Living Programs are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services Office of Licensing. Our Hope for Veterans® Program is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.


Community Hope Agency Awards
  • 2014 First recipient of national Pete Dougherty Award for Excellence in Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans -
    Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
    Presented by the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans
  • 2014 Community Award -
    Presented by Spencer Savings Bank in commemoration of their 75th Anniversary
  • 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: President’s Staff Grant -
    Award recognizing projects that have the most potential to positively affect individuals and create a significant impact in the community.
  • 2010 Outstanding Agency Award -
    Presented by the The Corporation for Supportive Housing – New Jersey and the New Jersey Supportive Housing Association
  • 2009 Outstanding Provider -
    Presented by the NJ Association of Mental Health Agencies (NJAMHA)
Our Hope for Veterans® Program
  • 2014 Finalist, Project of the Year -
    Valley Brook Village for Veterans
    National Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • 2014 Project of the Year -
    Valley Brook Village for Veterans
    Central Jersey Housing Resource Center
  • 2010 Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service to Homeless Veterans -
    Presented by Secretary Eric Shinseki, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2005 National Community Partnership Award -
    Presented by the Mutual of America Foundation
  • 2005 Governor's Excellence in Housing Award -
    Presented by the NJ Department of Community Affairs
  • 2005 Housing Award -
    Presented by the Somerset County Organization on Affordable Housing
To the CHOICE Independent Living Program
  • 2005 Special Recognition Award -
    Presented by The Housing Partnership of Morris County
In Recognition of Community Hope Founder Carmela Lunt
  • October 2009 Ann Klein Advocate Award -
    Presented by the Community Health Law Project
  • April 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award -
    Presented by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • November 2006 Local Heroes Award; National Excellence Initiative -
    Presented by Bank of America
  • September 2006 Seeds of Hope Award -
    Presented by New Jersey Monthly
  • June 2006 Unsung Heroes Award -
    Presented by the Russ Berrie Foundation
Community Hope Staff Awards
  • May 2014 American Legion, Department of New Jersey Homeless Veterans Outreach Award -
    Presented to Jennifer Stivers, Director of Supportive Services for Veteran Families
  • April 2010 Leadership in Addiction Advocacy Award -
    Presented to Chief Executive Officer J. Michael Armstrong by the NJ Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies
  • November 2009 Behavioral Health Champion -
    Presented to Chief Executive Officer J. Michael Armstrong by Behavioral Healthcare Magazine
  • October 2008 STAR Professional Excellence Award -
    Presented to Director of Veterans Services Susan Visser by the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, Alumni Association
  • May 2008 Inspiring Change in Mental Health Care Award -
    Presented to Clinical Director Carmine Deo by the NJ Association of Mental Health Agencies’
  • May 2008 Outstanding Mental Health Service to Veterans Award -
    Presented to Executive Director J. Michael Armstrong by the NJ Association of Mental Health Agencies’
  • May 2008 Robert J. Smythe Award for Outstanding Professional Fundraiser -
    Presented to Development Director Julia Bey Ahmet by the NJ Association of Fundraising Professionals