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

Money Management International is a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides counseling and education related to credit, housing and bankruptcy, and offers debt management assistance if needed. MMI also conducts community education programs in the areas where we have a physical presence.


Harry Hunter, MSW, MBA, Ph.D.

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Peer Reviewer for the month of January 2013, Dr. Hunter has been volunteering for COA since 2005, conducting five site reviews.
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