As you apply for Hague accreditation, approval, or renewal, COA has a few recommendations to help you and your staff gain a greater understanding of the importance and benefits of the process.

  • Visit COA’s website at www.coanet.org to gain information and an understanding of the Council on Accreditation.
  • Develop a presentation for your governing or advisory body that describes the requirements and merits of accreditation, approval or renewal, and how it is a valuable component of their fiduciary duty.
  • Educate your staff about the many benefits Hague accreditation, approval, or renewal offers that will support their commitment to quality practice and their dedication to excellence.
  • Discuss the process, the standards, and the commitment that is required to achieve Hague accreditation, approval, or renewal with your stakeholders.
  • Assess your ability to implement and demonstrate substantial compliance with the standards.
  • Let your service recipients know that Hague accreditation and approval affirm your commitment to providing them with the very best services.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Lutheran Social Services of New England is a high-performing nonprofit organization. LSS is a powerful difference maker and go-to resource, driving ourselves to constantly anticipate futures that are different from the past. For 140 years, LSS has been caring for people in need in New England.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Rochelle Haimes, ACSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Peer Reviewer; Standards Panel Member; Team Leader

Rochelle is a Consultant working with a variety of private organizations to become accredited. Her primary area of expertise is in facilitating the development of PQI systems and activities. Her previous experience with both small and large organizations is the cornerstone for her long-standing volunteer activities as a Peer reviewer and as a Team Leader.
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