Sponsoring, Supporting and Partner Organizations
COA’s standards and process remain relevant because of our strong connections within the field of social service delivery. COA relies on these important relationships to stay informed about trends in the field, innovative practices, as well as to help advance COA’s mission by promoting best practices and to assist in increasing the value of accreditation. Following are specific ways COA categorizes its relationships within the field.
If your organization is interested in collaborating on new initiatives and partnerships that support COA’s mission, please contact Jaclyn Green-Stock, Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships Associate, by email or by phone at 866.262.8088, extension 226.
COA Sponsoring Organizations are separately incorporated, not-for-profit national membership bodies comprised of organizations that provide services that are accredited by COA. Each Sponsoring Organization is represented on COA’s Sponsor Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC meets with COA staff to provide feedback regarding COA’s standards and process and is represented by five seats on COA’s Board of Trustees. Members of Sponsoring Organizations receive a 25% discount on the accreditation fee for COA’s Private and Public Accreditation process. Click here for a list of Sponsoring Organizations.
COA Supporting Organizations are separately incorporated, not-for-profit organizations with purpose and value statements that are consistent with that of COA’s and with an interest and means to promote best practice in human services and the meeting of standards by providers of social services. Click here for a list of Supporting Organizations.
COA partners with a range of organizations around a variety of projects, including standards development, research, advocacy, government relations and promotion of best practices in organizational performance and service delivery. Click here for a list of additional partners.
Private Organization Accreditation
Southeastern Regional Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is a Local Management Entity, covering the geographic areas of Bladen, Columbus, Robeson, and Scotland counties. SER ensures continuity of care to consumers through access to a quality of care system available 24/7/365 days a year through management of our network provider services.
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Family Services of the North Shore
Kathleen Whyte, Manager of Human Resources / Accreditation Coordinator
Family Services of the North Shore is about to enter our third accreditation cycle with COA. Accreditation has provided us with a framework that enables us to demonstrate accountability to our clients, our funders and our donors. There is no question that the accreditation process and COA have benefited our agency.