Sponsoring Organizations

COA Sponsoring Organizations are separately incorporated, nonprofit 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.  Following is a list of COA Sponsoring Organizations; we encourage you to learn more about the work that they do by visiting their website:

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Our MISSION and VISION: To strengthen the capacities and influence of our national network of high-impact nonprofit human serving organizations so that together we may pursue our vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families.

Association of Children's Residential Centers

The  Association of Children's Residential Centers (ACRC) brings professionals together to advance the frontiers of knowledge pertaining to the spectrum of therapeutic living environments for children and adolescents with behavioral health disorders.

Catholic Charities USA

The mission of Catholic Charities USA is to exercise leadership in assisting its membership, particularly the diocesan Catholic Charities agencies and affiliate members, in their mission of service, advocacy and convening.

Child Welfare League of America

The Child Welfare League of America leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for vulnerable children, youth and families.

Children's Home Society of America

Children's Home Society of America (CHSA) is a national voice for change that works for children. Grounded in more than a century of experience using proven programs, CHSA is uniquely positioned to be a responsive advocate and leader for improving futures for children and families in America.

Family Focused Treatment Association

The Family Focused Treatment Association strengthens agencies that support families caring for vulnerable children. The Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) is an agency-led organization of treatment foster care providers established in 1988 with an initial purpose of defining and refining Treatment Foster Care practices. The Association’s membership is composed of agencies throughout North America currently operating treatment foster care programs. Organizations that are not direct service providers, but have an interest in the field, hold affiliate membership status. FFTA is assisted by recognized researchers and policy-makers in the fields of child welfare and mental health.

Lutheran Services in America

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) creates opportunities with people in thousands of communities throughout the United States and the Caribbean as an alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, and their over 300 health and human service organizations. Working neighbor to neighbor through services in health care, aging and disability supports, community development, housing, and child and family strengthening, these organizations together touch the lives of one in 50 Americans each year and have aggregated annual incomes over $16.6 billion.

National Council For Adoption

Founded in 1980, the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is an adoption advocacy nonprofit that promotes a culture of adoption through education, research, and legislative action.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

The NFCC Vision is to create a national culture of financial responsibility.

Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies was formed in May 2017 when the two leading Jewish services associations – the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) and the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS) – joined forces. The Network is an international membership association of more than 140 non profit human service agencies in the United States, Canada and Israel. Its members provide a full range of human services (https://www.networkjhsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/NJHSA-List-Of-Services.pdf) for the Jewish community and beyond, including healthcare, career, employment and mental health services, as well as programs for youth, families and seniors, Holocaust survivors, immigrants and refugees, persons with disabilities and caregivers. The Network strives to be the leading voice for the Jewish human service sector. As the go-to resource for advocacy, best practices, innovation and research, partnerships and collaborations, The Network strengthens agencies so they can better serve their communities.

National Network for Youth

The mission of National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is to connect and champion the needs of runaway, homeless, and other disconnected youth through our "TOOLBOX", which includes advocacy, innovation, community building and services.

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God. VOA serves people and communities in need and creates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others.

National Organization of State Associations for Children

The National Organization of State Associations for Children's (NOSAC) purpose and mission is to facilitate networking and to share information among its member associations.  On a national level, we coordinate our issues with other National Organizations and provide uncompromising leadership.

The Arizona Council of Human Service ProvidersArizona
California Alliance of Child and Family Services California
Colorado Association of Family and Children’s AgenciesColorado
Council of Family Service Agencies Connecticut
Consortium for Child Welfare District of Columbia
Florida Coalition for ChildrenFlorida
Together GeorgiaGeorgia
Illinois Collaboration On Youth Illinois
Indiana Association of Resources and Child AdvocacyIndiana
Coalition for Family and Children Services in IowaIowa
Children’s Alliance of KansasKansas
The Children’s AllianceKentucky
Maryland Association of Resources for Family & YouthMaryland
Louisiana Association of Children and Family AgenciesLouisiana
Children’s League of MassachusettsMassachusetts
Michigan Federation for Children and FamiliesMichigan
Missouri Coalition of Children’s AgenciesMissouri
New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth and FamiliesNew Jersey
Council of Family and Child Caring AgenciesNew York
Benchmarks (North Carolina)North Carolina
Ohio Children’s AllianceOhio
Oregon Alliance of Children’s ProgramsOregon
Palmetto Association for Children and FamiliesSouth Carolina
Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family ServicesPennsylvania
Rhode Island Coalition for Children and FamiliesRhode Island
Tennessee Alliance for Children and Families (TN Alliance)Tennessee
Texas Alliance of Child and Family ServicesTexas
Washington Association for Children & FamiliesWashington
West Virginia Child Care AssociationWest Virginia
Wisconsin Association of Family & Children’s AgenciesWisconsin


Private Organization Accreditation

Sweetser, a Maine non-profit agency operating since 1828, provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. Statewide, it serves around 15,000 consumers a year, including children, adults, and families in outpatient, office-based, and residential settings.


ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

Tim Spearin, Vice President, Quality Assurance

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 1996.  Reaccreditation attests that a member organization continues to meet the highest national operating standards as set by the COA.  It also provides assurance that ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions is performing services which the community needs, conducting its operations and funds successfully.
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