At Helping Hand Home, we give children and families the best in care through a highly educated staff, low child-to-staff ratio and a comprehensive approach to healing. As an organization we are committed to performance and quality improvement, evidenced-based services, and stakeholder involvement.  To assure the highest level of accountability towards this commitment, the Home worked toward and achieved national accreditation in 2017 through the Council on Accreditation (COA).  COA accreditation is an objective, independent and reliable validation of an agency’s performance.  Implementing COA standards means our organization is among the best in the field.  We are proud to be a part of this community of excellence.

What is COA?

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization.  Founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities), the mission of COA is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. The Council of Accreditation envisions excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

What Does That Mean for Me?

As only one of four nationally accredited RTC’s in the state of Texas, you can be assured we are providing the best possible care to our children. The value that COA accreditation will add to all aspects of our operation is immense. Accreditation will maximize your support through accountability and improvement measures while increasing our capacity to deliver high-quality services.

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