Articles and Letters

Our Partnership with Cristo Rey New York High School

03/08/2017

Although just 16 and 17 years old, once a week high school sophomore, Alan Peralta and senior, Tashawna Harris commute to the heart of New York City’s...

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Eight Accreditation Myths and Misconceptions

03/11/2014

Article published in Alliance Magazine: Issue 3 - 2013 more > >

The Value of Accreditation for Foster Parents

01/13/2014

Article published in January/February 2014 issue of Fostering Families Today magazine more > >

Richard's Colleague Letter to the Field

12/07/2012

Although the lengthy stoppage of COA’s email, internet and phone services resulting from Hurricane Sandy was challenging and stressful, your patience,... more > >

Richard's Colleague Letter to the Field

06/28/2012

As our August national conference - Fulfilling the Promise - approaches, I would like to give you a preview of some of the new and exciting... more > >

Richard's Colleague Letter to the Field

06/11/2012

As you know, the theme of our 2012 National Conference is Fulfilling the Promise. In that regard, we are continuously working to fulfill our promise... more > >

Richard's Colleague Letter to the Field

06/16/2011

The 9/11 ceremonies and remembrances this past weekend brought into focus how much our world has changed in the last 10 years. Today’s economic... more > >

Richard's Colleague Letter to the Field

04/19/2011

I am delighted to announce that the Council on Accreditation (COA) has recently partnered with the Black Administrators in Child Welfare (B.A.C.W.),... more > >

Richard's Colleague Letter to the Field

02/18/2011

While we are all interested in whether the groundhog’s prediction about a short winter will be correct, a more pressing issue is: when will the... more > >

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WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

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.
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