The designation recognizes that Family Centers has met the COA's strict standards of excellence.
The COA's review process is designed to ensure that Family Centers has set high standards of performance, and has made a commitment to its clients to enhance the effectiveness of the services it delivers. The accreditation process includes an in-depth review of organizational standards, including human resources, financial and risk management, continuous quality improvement and several service standards addressing an array of child, family and behavioral health-care services.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 2,400 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families. It also is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
For information, visit www.familycenters.org.