Boys and Girls Country reached a milestone this year by receiving a national accreditation through Council on Accreditation (COA). We strive to exceed expectations for the service we offer to our children; meeting (and exceeding) the standards of the COA helps us on that endeavor.
COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral healthcare and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. It took Boys and Girls Country 18 months to achieve accreditation and join its place among 2,000 agencies across the country. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best-practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of BGC’s programs, services, management and administration, and awarded high ratings across the categories.
“We are so proud of this historic milestone and the staff who works tirelessly to provide the best service for children from families in crisis”, said Vincent Duran, Chief Executive Officer of Boys and Girls Country. “We received above-average ratings in fiscal stewardship, employee and client satisfaction and state-of-the-art facilities. We never doubted the quality and success of our ministry, but this endorsement is an inspiration to continue exceeding expectations.”
COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, establishes the industry’s best-practice standards and creates a framework for ongoing quality improvement. The accreditation requires continuous evaluation of performance and outcome measures that will pave the way for future re-evaluation. Over 2,000 organizations — voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small — have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. Presently, COA has a total of 47 service standards that apply to over 125 different types of programs.
We are thankful for our amazing staff and the community of supporters who keep our mission thriving! This would not be possible without you.