Spring 2013 Innovative Practice Award Winners

The Innovative Practices Award is presented to COA accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate the effective application of new and forward-looking practices to improve service delivery.

The award provides an opportunity for organizations to share and be acknowledged for successfully and uniquely meeting the needs of a population and/or implementing distinctive methods for improving organizational capacity.

Shepell•fgi’s My EAP (winner) and First Chat (honorable mention)

Shepell•fgi helps organizations help their people, because engaged people are the driving force of business. Read abstracts of their winning submissions, or download their case studies here.

Wyman Center’s Wyman’s National Network (winner)

Wyman Center is a nonprofit organization based in St. Louis, Missouri that partners with communities to provide teens with the supports and opportunities they need to survive AND thrive in life. Read an abstract of their winning submission, or download their case study here.

To see more innovative practice award winners, click here.


Private Organization Accreditation

Family Services of Southeast Texas strengthens families through accessible, affordable counseling services and education for issues affecting family life, mental health and employment.  We also provide comprehensive domestic violence shelter and support services.


Joint Base Charleston School Age Program

Paula B. Matthews, School Age Program Coordinator

Preparing for our after school accreditation was an awesome and very valuable learning experience for the Child and Youth Professionals at Charleston Air Force Base. Becoming familiar with and understanding the After School standards was a breeze because of the training webinars and the great customer service we received from all of the COA staff. Thank you for supporting our military families.
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