Childhelp Receives COA Accreditation


Childhelp received official confirmation of its four-year accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA), the premier accrediting body for child welfare, behavioral health, and community-based social service organizations.

Accreditation from COA recognizes Childhelp as a provider that has successfully implemented high performance standards, is effectively managing its resources, and delivers the highest quality services to all of its stakeholders, including the children and families, its board, staff, and financial supporters. The organization underwent an extensive review process that included a deep-rooted inspection into governance, financing, management, and quality control, in addition to service delivery.

The main areas for accreditation by the COA were national operations, Childhelp Foster Family Agency of Tennessee and Childhelp’s California programs. The Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village and Childhelp Advocacy Centers are already accredited through the Joint Commission and National Children’s Alliance, respectively.

“We are very proud of our team who work tirelessly to ensure the kids in our care are receiving services to help them heal from the traumas of abuse and neglect. This accreditation is a validation of our already high-quality care,” explained National Clinical and Quality Assurance Director Beth Coty.

Identified as the premier accrediting body for child welfare, behavioral health, and community-based social service organizations, COA currently accredits more than 2,200 organizations and programs across 47 states, the District of Columbia, two Canadian provinces, and China. Childhelp is now part of this prestigious accreditation representing excellence in the human services field.