Spring 2012

Winning Innovative Practices

Roy Maas' Youth Alternatives, San Antonio, TX
Psychiatric Support Program at the Bridge Emergency Shelter

Hillside Family of Agencies, Rochester, NY
Family Finding Curriculum Development

HeartShare Human Services of New York, Brooklyn, NY
HeartShare’s Management Training Program

Jewish Child Care Association of New York, New York, NY
Combating Sexual Exploitation

Honorable Mention Innovative Practices

The Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY
A Novel and Creative Approach to Family Reunification

Children's Home Society of West Virginia, Charleston, WV
"Our Families" Foster Care and Adoption Program

Episcopal Community Services, Philadelphia, PA
Using Cognitive Behavioral Skills to Improve Educational Outcomes for At-Risk Youth

Summit County Children Services, Akron, OH
The Summit County Youth Emancipation Task Force & Enhanced Post-Emancipation Services: A Community Serving Former Children of Foster Care

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc., Framingham, MA
Young Adult Resource Centers: Serving Transition-Age Youth

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Heartland for Children is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the foster care system in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.

Donna Mathews, Associate Director

Becoming accredited and maintaining our accreditation through COA has helped us increase our professionalism and thereby provide better services to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence survivors.
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