WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Debt Education and Certification Foundation (DECAF), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides high-quality financial education and counseling, with nationwide outreach throughout the U.S. DECAF is HUD-approved, and recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.
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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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Purpose

Customers who participate in non-medical counseling identify and build on strengths, develop skills to manage situational change, and improve functioning in daily activities at home, at work, and in their community.

MIL-NMC 1: Service Philosophy

The MFR program’s delivery of non-medical individual and family counseling is guided by a service philosophy that:

  1. establishes the foundational principles that inform all aspects of service delivery;
  2. is based on the best available evidence of service effectiveness;
  3. reflects the input of the MFR program’s customers and community partners;
  4. promotes meaningful participation, inclusion, and self-determination;
  5. provides a basis for the implementation of strengths-based, family-centered service;
  6. is grounded in the social and cultural context of the military community; and
  7. is understood by staff. 

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • MIL-NMC service philosophy
    • Evidence base for selected interventions, when applicable
    • Interview:
      1. MFR program director
      2. Relevant staff
      3. Customers
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