The information gathered through COA’s Public Comment survey is used by the Evaluator Team to learn how clients and members of the general public perceive your agency and experience its services.

The Coordinator will advise you to post information and a link on your website informing people how to provide COA with comments and information. You must keep this information and link posted on your website until you receive notificaiton that COA has issued a final decision on your application for accreditation, approval, or renewal.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

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.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington

Wm. R. (Bill) Jones, ACSW, MDiv, Chief Executive Officer

Catholic Charities in Covington has been COA accredited since 1996. Though the time spent in completing the self study and hosting the site visit can sometimes feel sometimes daunting, the rewards far outweigh the effort. In our agency, the self-study is a group process that involves every member of the staff from the CEO to the building maintenance staff.
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