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Good Shepherd Services : Affiliations

Good Shepherd Services has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Accreditation and certification by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization,  is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The Joint Commission’s mission is “To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value”

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Good Shepherd Services is a member of the Maryland Association of Resources for Family and Youth (MARFY), a non-profit association of child and family services agencies throughout Maryland.  MARFY’s membership is made up of 55 private sector agencies providing services through nearly two-hundred programs across the State. MARFY is a provider network, committed to strengthening families, youth and communities through its advocacy for a responsive and accountable system of care that provides high-quality, holistic and culturally competent services to those in need.


Good Shepherd is also a member of The Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF) a non-profit organization of nonpublic special education facilities approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. MANSEF unites a diverse community of educators, professionals and parents from throughout Maryland into an accessible, visible and effective organization that champions the continuum of services for special needs children and adolescents.

In addition, Good Shepherd Services is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education.