Supporting 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 quality services. COA is endorsed by the following Supporting Organizations; we encourage you to learn more about the work that they do by visiting their website:

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)

To inform, educate and network service providers to safeguard, develop, grow and extend their capacity to support the choices of people with disabilities.

The Association for Child & Youth Care Practice, Inc. (ACYCP)

ACYCP's mission is to engage practitioners in building the child and youth care profession by building collaborative partnerships, promoting innovative training and education, shaping public policy, and informing developmental practice through research and scholarship.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

CSWE aims to promote and strengthen the quality of social work education through preparation of competent social work professionals by providing national leadership and a forum for collective action. CSWE pursues this mission through setting and maintaining policy and program standards, accrediting bachelor's and master's degree programs in social work, promoting research and faculty development, and advocating for social work education.

Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC)

Established in 1994, CWLC is a national, membership-based charitable organization dedicated to promoting the safety and well-being of young people and their families, especially those who are vulnerable and marginalized. We advocate for and promote legislation, policy, research, programs, and services that address the underlying causes of precarity and trauma. We convene leaders, organizations, researchers, governments, and people with lived experience to learn and improve our practices.

Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA)

EASNA is a tri-national trade association focused on advancing knowledge, research, and best practices toward achieving healthy and productive workplaces. Comprised of thought leaders and change agents, EASNA is focused on ensuring that the EA field continues to grow and flourish by broadening its base of engaged and committed stakeholders.

Mental Health Corporations of America, Inc. (MHCA)

MHCA is an alliance of select organizations that provide behavioral health and/or related services. It is designed to strengthen members' competitive position, enhance their leadership capabilities and facilitate their strategic networking opportunities.

National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health (NACBH)

NACBH’s mission is to advance the field of children’s behavioral health by engaging talented and promising leaders to identify emerging practices of excellence and transform them into effective public policy, while promoting their broad implementation. NACBH provides a powerful, credible voice for our member organizations in Washington. We leverage our knowledge and connections so that behavioral health experts are shaping legislation that affects the children they serve.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Financial contributions allow NAMI to offer an array of programs, initiatives and activities in support of the NAMI mission.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization. The Association was originally incorporated in 1971 to serve State Drug Agency Directors, and then in 1978 the membership was expanded to include State Alcoholism Agency Directors.  NASADAD’s basic purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every State.

The National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping (NATWC)

The primary purpose of NATWC is to support the establishment and continuation of therapeutic wilderness camping organizations; with the attendant responsibility to educate the public as to the existence of such organizations and their success in helping troubled young people change their lives for the better.

National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)

The mission of the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) is to champion opportunities that advance our members' ability to deliver proactive and holistic healthcare services.

The National Crittenton Foundation

The National Crittenton Foundation supports empowerment, self-sufficiency, and the end of cycles of destructive behaviors for girls, young women and their families who live at the margin of the American dream.

Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)

NTEN is a community of nonprofit professionals, that aspires to a world where nonprofit groups of all types and sizes use technology strategically and confidently to fulfill their missions. Together, the NTEN community helps members put technology to work so they can bring about the change they want to see in the world. NTEN connects members with one another and offers many opportunities for learning and professional development—all so you can focus on achieving your goals and meeting your mission.

The Supervised Visitation Network (SVN)

The Supervised Visitation Network is an international membership network that establishes standards, promotes education and advances professionalism in the field of supervised visitation.

United Methodist Association/Eagle Accreditation Commission

The United Methodist Association promotes, inspires, empowers and recognizes excellence in healing and caring ministries. UMA members are thriving, Spirit-centered ministries passionately committed to excellence. We represent more than 380 health and welfare ministries that provide loving care in the name of Christ and the Church.

The Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence, or EAGLE Accreditation Commission, is designed for faith based, health and wholeness organizations to enhance the quality of services provided. It utilizes voluntary self-assessment and peer review processes based upon principles and goals to promote excellence in Christian Ministry.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The mission of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (see CIC, c. 447) is to support the ministry of bishops with an emphasis on evangelization, by which the bishops exercise in a communal and collegial manner certain pastoral functions entrusted to them by the Lord Jesus of sanctifying, teaching, and governing (see Lumen gentium, no. 21).

This mission calls the Conference to:

  • Act collaboratively and consistently on vital issues confronting the Church and society (see Christus Dominus, no. 38.1)
  • Foster communion with the Church in other nations, within the Church universal, under the leadership of its supreme pastor, the Roman Pontiff
  • Offer appropriate assistance to each bishop in fulfilling his particular ministry in the local Church (Cf. Apostolos suos, 1998.)

The conference of bishops… is a grouping of bishops of a given nation… whereby, according to the norm of law, they jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of their territory in view of promoting that greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate which are fittingly adapted to the circumstances of the time and place. (CIC, c. 447)


Private Organization Accreditation

White's Residential & Family Services is Indiana's largest social services agency offering accredited and comprehensive residential, foster care, independent living, adoption, and home-based services.


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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