We are proud to announce that we were recently approved for accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA). 

  This is HUGE news for us. 

  COA accreditation involves a detailed review and analysis of our organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standards of best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing improvement.This was a huge endeavor for us.

  This means that you can rest assured that your support to Southeastern Children’s Home is a safe and wise financial investment. An endorsement from COA and the value of its accreditation process is reflected in it being named by the U.S. State Department as the sole national independent accrediting body under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to accredit intercountry adoption service providers. In addition, COA is the only national accreditor designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop accreditation standards and processes for human service programs provided to military families.

  I’m so proud of our staff for this accomplishment. This accreditation only reinforces what I already knew:  Our staff and houseparents are providing excellent services to young people in our program. 

  We want our children to receive the best possible services we can provide. The COA accreditation is proof of our commitment to excellence.


Robert C. Kimberly, MS
Executive Director


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