The Children's Center of Wayne County Receives Accelerated Reaccreditation as an Outstanding Service Provider

Feb 11, 2010, 14:03 ET from The Children's Center of Wayne County

DETROIT, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on Accreditation (COA) is delighted to announce The Children's Center of Wayne County is reaccredited as an outstanding behavioral health provider who has set high performance standards for themselves and made a commitment to their constituents to deliver the highest quality programs.

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According to Debora Matthews, CEO of The Children's Center, "We are very proud to be reaccredited by the Council. The rigorous COA accreditation process lets our clients, our donors, financial supporters and our community know that we provide the highest standard of service along with comfort of knowing we are a well managed and responsible organization."

COA reaccreditation is an objective and reliable verification that provides confidence and support to an organization's service recipients, board members, staff and community partners.  The process involves a detailed review and analysis of both an organization's administrative operations and its service delivery practices.  All are "measured" against national standards of best practice.  These standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence-based, and outcomes-oriented. In addition, they confirm that the services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce and that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

In this tough and challenging economic climate a lot of hard choices have been made when it comes to government spending. Hopefully the accelerated reaccreditation by COA will help make those difficult decisions easier, especially as it relates to the delivery of services to children. The Children's Center of Wayne County is located in midtown Detroit and celebrated its 80th anniversary of rich history providing stellar service to children and families in the metropolitan Detroit area.

About The Children's Center

The Children's Center is one of the largest, most diverse and comprehensive frontline child-serving agencies in Michigan, providing over 25 programs addressing therapeutic & mental health needs of children, as well as foster care & adoptions. The Children's Center of Wayne County has been committed to meeting the needs and challenges of some of the most troubled children in the United States for the past 80 years.  For more information, please visit The Children's Center web site at

SOURCE The Children's Center of Wayne County