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

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area's mission is to provide the best non-profit community service, dedicated to delivering professional and confidential counseling, debt management, housing counseling and consumer education to all segments of the community regardless of ability to pay.


Rochelle Haimes, ACSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Peer Reviewer; Standards Panel Member; Team Leader

Rochelle is a Consultant working with a variety of private organizations to become accredited. Her primary area of expertise is in facilitating the development of PQI systems and activities. Her previous experience with both small and large organizations is the cornerstone for her long-standing volunteer activities as a Peer reviewer and as a Team Leader.
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