Family Services of NW PA Achieves National Accreditation

Family Services of NW PA Achieves National Accreditation

News and Events - September 8, 2017

ERIE, PA (September 4, 2017) – Family Services of NW PA has received an expedited accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA), an achievement only received by approximately 30% of organizations seeking accreditation.

Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of Family Services of NW PA’s programs, services, management, and administration.

Family Services of NW PA provides the following services:

  • Counseling for Individuals, Families and Couples
  • Trauma Focused Counseling for Children
  • In-Home Family Services
  • Adoption & Kinship Services
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program

COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement.

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