Catholic Charities is accredited through the Council on Accreditation - an assurance of credibility, integrity, and achievement.
The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, not-for-profit, child and family service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. Founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America, COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.
COA ensures that the highest national standards of best practice in client services are upheld in all Catholic Charities programs. COA accreditation also confirms that organizational and management oversight policies and practices are mission-driven, and that there are strong financial controls in place.
Because our agency did not receive any out-of-compliance ratings in any of the fundamental practice standards, we are proud to have received re-accreditation in June 2014 through COA's expedited process. Click here to view our current COA Certificate.