The Sacramento Children’s Home is pleased to announce it has once again passed the accreditation process provided by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
COA partners with human service organizations like SCH to improve service delivery outcomes. Dependent upon an organization’s processes, COA can choose to review an organization’s accreditation every two or four years.
“COA’s program of quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have met high-performance standards and have made a commitment to their stakeholders to deliver the very best quality services,” Council on Accreditation President and CEO Richard Klarberg said.
Five years ago, COA provided a four-year accreditation for the Sacramento Children’s Home. In 2018, the Home has once again received the full, four-year accreditation.
“COA is proud to recognize Sacramento Children’s Home as one of these outstanding providers, and we wish you the very best in your continuing work with the individuals you serve,” Klarberg said in an email.
Additionally, SCH has been expedited through the Pre-Commission Review Report, which means that we did not receive any out of compliance ratings in any area.
“Achieving our reaccreditation with such high ratings and praise from COA is a testament to the dedication, passion, and professionalism of our amazing staff,” Sacramento Children’s Home Chief Executive Officer Dr. David Baker said.
The process of accreditation began in late 2017. The Sacramento Children’s Home staff worked with COA officials to provide information about programs, processes, outcomes and successes. Two COA representatives—national volunteers within the human services standards field—then spent an intensive week on SCH’s campus in May, interviewing staff and clients, observing programs, reviewing practices, and making recommendations.
Baker said he was most proud of the feedback he received from the reviewers about the growth SCH had demonstrated since the last review.
“It is our goal to continually improve and increase our impact on the community, and COA’s validation of our staff’s commitment is outstanding,” he said. “Preparing for and completing the reaccreditation was the result of the entire team putting in an incredible amount of work, but that work really never ends as we strive to achieve our mission.”
The Sacramento Children’s Home is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive child and family services to our community. SCH continuously seeks innovative and effective ways to improve services in an effort to ensure we are consistently providing the highest quality of care.