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“United Methodist Children’s Home contracted with Accreditation Guru to assist us in becoming accredited for the first time. Among other things, they organized the work, assisted staff as they completed narratives, trained staff, helped with Performance Quality and Improvement and organized documents for the site visit. Our self-study required no changes and our site visit went so well that our accreditation was expedited.. I would highly recommend Accreditation Guru to any agency that is going through accreditation!.”
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