Council on Accreditation

Five Acres is accredited by the Council of Accreditation. Download Accreditation form. COA views accreditation as a catalyst for change that builds on an organization's strengths and helps it achieve better results in all areas.  The accreditation process is designed to meet the needs of diverse organizations.  An organization is evaluated against best-practice standards, which are developed using a consensus model with input from a wide range of service providers, funders, experts, policymakers and consumers.

Why is Accreditation important?
Accreditation identifies organizations in which consumers can have confidence.
The Council on Accreditation is the most comprehensive independent accrediting body for organizations that provide behavioral health care, social and other community services to families, children and individuals. Begun in 1977 under the sponsorship of the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Children and Families), the Council on Accreditation has grown to include the sponsorship of the Association of Jewish Family and Children Agencies, Catholic Charities USA, Foster Family-based Treatment Association, Lutheran Services in America, Prevent Child Abuse America, National Council for Adoption, National Foundation for Credit Counseling and National Network for YouthVisit site