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About COA

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, child- and family-service and viagra usa behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. It was founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and viagra online deals Family Service America (now the Alliance for Children and viagra usa Families). Originally known as an accrediting body for family and cialis dosage children's agencies, COA currently accredits 50 different service areas and pfizer viagra 50 mg online over 125 types of programs. 

In addition to standards for private social service and behavioral health care organizations, COA has developed separate accreditation programs for public agencies, Canadian organizations, military family readiness programs, international adoption programs, and early childhood education, after school, and youth development programs.

Currently, COA accredits or is in the process of accrediting more than 2,000 private and viagra professional public organizations or programs that serve more than 7 million individuals and discount cialis no rx families in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Belgium, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the Philippines and woman and cialis the United Kingdom.  The accreditation process is designed to meet the needs of diverse organizations--voluntary, public and pfizer viagra cheap proprietary, local and generic viagra usa statewide, large and cialis on line small.  


COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.  


COA envisions excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.


  • We believe in the inherent dignity, value, and uniqueness of all people, and that organizations are strengthened by a diversity of ethnicities, cultures, and viewpoints.
  • We believe that all persons, families, and communities should receive human services that produce positive outcomes.
  • We believe that persons, families, and communities have a right and buy viagra in canada a responsibility to participate in all levels of decision-making that affect them.
  • We believe that accreditation standards should be culturally responsive, evidence-based, innovative, realistic, and conform to best practice principles.
  • We believe that all our stakeholders should receive friendly, courteous, prompt, and knowledgeable service.  

The COA community is deeply committed to promoting standards, championing quality and viagra canda advocating for accreditation - our vulnerable children, individuals, seniors, and families deserve nothing less. With the support of our Sponsoring Organizations, Supporting Organizations, a highly skilled and dedicated board of trustees and staff, and an invaluable group of volunteers, COA pursues its mission with vigor.

If you would like to obtain a copy of COA's governing documents, conflict of interest policy and most recent financial statement, please email Joseph Seoane, Director of Client Relations. Copies of the documents are also available for review at COA's main office located at 45 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY. If you would like to review the documents at our office, please contact Joseph to schedule an appointment. 


Private Organization Accreditation

Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.


Bonnie Bagley

Volunteer Roles: Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.
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