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


Private Organization Accreditation

One Hope United offers a range of services aimed at our mission of "Protecting children and strengthening families" including early childhood education, early intervention and prevention, family preservation, foster care, residential, and adoption.


The Village for Families & Children, Inc.

Galo A. Rodriguez, M.P.H., President & CEO

COA Peer Reviewers demonstrated their expertise through their knowledge of COA standards as well as experience in the behavioral health field. In addition, COA’s seminars and tools were very helpful in guiding us through the accreditation process.
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