The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization.  Founded in 1977, COA accredits more than 2,200 social service organization with the goal of improving and holding up high standards of care delivered to clients.

Catholic Charities has passed COA reviews since 1988 and continues to do so today. With partners like you, we provide quality care to people who need our support in our communities.

Getting this accreditation means Catholic Charities has...


1. Taken part in an in-depth, self-assessment of each program and administrative department.
2. Had a comprehensive review by an outside authority to ensure compliance.
3. Implemented nationally recognized best practices and financial transparency.
4. Worked continuously to improve quality of services and client care.

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