Accreditation In Action! The Village Family Service Center

Since 1891, The Village Family Service Center has helped area children and families improve their lives. The Village was founded as the North Dakota Children’s Home Society, a home for orphaned children, and for decades provided a sanctuary for those who often had no other place to go. But times have changed, and they discovered it wasn’t just kids who needed help. Today, The Village reaches out to more than 80,000 people every year, and they are constantly adapting their services … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – Green Chimneys Children’s Services

Green Chimneys Children’s Services in Brewster, NY, is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals and nature. The organization has fully embraced the benefits of accreditation and is a great example of applying the principles of Accreditation in Action. 1. Which accreditation does your agency hold and for how long? Green Chimneys Children’s … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – Guardian Angel Community Services

Guardian Angel Community Services in Joliet, IL is a private, not for profit agency dedicated to helping children and families in need. They recently achieved expedited reaccreditation through COA, and here they outline how they have implemented Accreditation in Action.     Which accreditation does your agency hold and for how long? We were first accredited in 2001 and have been continuously accredited since then. Our most recent accreditation resulted in an expedited decision, which we are very proud of. … Continue reading

2015 Nonprofit Blog Recap

Did you miss an Accreditation Guru post over the past year? We published more than 25 nonprofit blog posts and below are some of our most popular articles from 2015. Thank you for reading in 2015. We look forward to providing you with more informative posts in 2016! Happy New Year! Accreditation Accreditation is Everywhere Higher Education Accreditation is Being Analyzed from All Fronts Using Accreditation as a Marketing Tool Using Accreditation as a Marketing Tool – Part 2 Board … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries Serving Northeast Nebraska, Inc., is an agency dedicated to helping those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities or dependence on public support to become productive members of their communities. See how maintaining national accreditation has enhanced the work that Goodwill does with its clients and for the communities it serves. 1.  Which accreditation does your agency hold and for how long? Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. was recently reaccredited by CARF for a period of 3 years; … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – Twin Cedars

Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc. provides residential and community-based services to children and families in need in Georgia and Alabama. With a promise to “positively impact the lives of children, their families and support systems through the provision of multiple services of the highest quality,” Twin Cedars understands the impact that earning and maintaining accreditation has on the agency’s ability to fulfill its mission. Read on to learn how key staff view the accreditation experience. 1.  Which accreditation … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – The Children’s Village

The Children’s Village specializes in working with the most vulnerable children and families in the New York metropolitan region and beyond. The Children’s Village reaches thousands of children, teens and families through a variety of innovative community-based and residential programs. They have a strong commitment to national accreditation and the resulting benefits of being accredited, as highlighted below. 1.  Which accreditation does your agency hold and for how long? The Children’s Village has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – Charis Youth Center

Charis Youth Center provides residential, educational and day treatment to emotionally disturbed adolescent boys and girls along with support services to their families. Our non-public special education school is a highly structured, therapeutic, educational and community-based program dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in need since 1984. 1.  Which accreditation does your agency hold and for how long? We earned a 6 year accreditation from the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC) in June, 2014 for … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – Anu Family Services

“Accreditation is one organizational investment that will keep giving, return after return, on your initial investment.” – Rob Edwards, EVP, Anu Family Services Anu Family Services has a 22-year history of providing innovative solutions to help create permanence, safety and wellbeing for children and their families. Services include treatment foster care, parent coaching and intensive trauma services throughout Wisconsin. The organization has fully embraced and benefited from being nationally accredited, as highlighted below.  1.  Which accreditation does your agency hold … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – Stanford Youth Solutions

Stanford Youth Solutions of Sacramento, CA is intensely determined to do whatever it takes to create success for the youth they serve and provide a chance at a healthy, productive and self-sufficient life. They have an unwavering commitment, both in theory and practice, to the sustainable success of their young clients and their families. More than two-thirds of youth in their care reconnect to a safe permanent family. Read on to learn how Stanford Youth Solutions has been impacted positively … Continue reading