Vinfen is a private, nonprofit human services organization providing services to adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health disabilities.
Our mission statement underscores that we are in the business of “transforming lives.”
“Vinfen transforms lives by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations, and communities to learn, thrive, and achieve their goals. Our services promote the recovery, resiliency, habilitation and self-determination of the people we serve. As a human services leader, we strive to be the provider, employer, and partner of choice.”
We work as closely as possible with the people we serve and their families in their communities. That’s why Vinfen supports more than 200 sites with 2,300 employees in Massachusetts, from the New Hampshire border to Greater Boston to Cape Cod, as well as in Connecticut. Most of our locations are kept intentionally small, enabling us to interact with individuals, families, and communities in a highly personalized manner.
For those of you considering a donation to Vinfen, we thank you. Learn more about how to help at Support Vinfen.
For those of you interested in working at Vinfen or considering a career in human services, learn more at Careers at Vinfen.
People in distress can find it difficult to navigate the complex and confusing maze of human services programs. For helpful information on Vinfen programs, please contact Vinfen’s Public Affairs Department.
A National Model
Vinfen is considered a national and international model of excellence in human services. Our staff of experienced, highly trained professionals provides a full range of developmental disabilities, psychiatric rehabilitation, behavioral health, school-based, and training services.
Vinfen staff also works exceptionally well in partnership with other caregiver organizations.
In the past, many of the individuals who Vinfen serves would have been institutionalized. In Vinfen’s network, however, they become functioning, productive members of society. It’s one of the reasons human services professionals and organizations around the world visit and learn from us, just as we learn from them. Another reason is to find ways to educate others, and in doing so, reduce their fear and ignorance of people with disabilities, which is so often kept hidden.
Vinfen has been awarded its nineth consecutive three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The three-year accreditation, which runs from October 2010 to October 2013, is the maximum level offered by CARF.
CARF (www.carf.org) is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation. Application for CARF accreditation is voluntary.
The report released by CARF notes strengths in 29 areas of Vinfen programs. According to the report, “families served by Vinfen report a high level of satisfaction for the services they receive….provided good services….and are comfortable referring other families to it for services.”For further information about the CARF accreditation, see the Vinfen press release.
Vinfen is also licensed by the Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Public Health, Education, and Public Welfare and Connecticut Department of Developmental Services and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.