Steve Gunther, MSW, President  & Executive Director

COA Standards for Private Organizations

Maryvale completed its first national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation in June 2014. This was an important and beneficial process for the organization. The process of evaluating ourselves against national best standards challenged us to strengthen and improve in a number of areas. What I appreciated most was the support of the COA staff during the process as well as the continual learning and improvement the accreditation process affords us. Without question, Maryvale is a better organization as a result of our accreditation.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

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.
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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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