November 25

Community Care Programs Earn Accreditation

COAlogo_Accred_3colorGraceworks Lutheran Services Community Care programs (Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Eaton Once Around Shop, Preble County Emergency Assistance, and Senior Companion Program of Dayton and Miami Valley) recently earned its sixth four-year accreditation from the Council of Accreditation (COA).

The accreditation is approximately a 12 – to – 18 month process where each program undergoes an in-depth review against current best practice standards, an on-site visit by an evaluation team, and a review of findings by the accrediting body.

During this process, COA reviewers were highly impressed with the practices in place. Community Care had no deficiencies or recommendations for improvement, and received an expedited reaccreditation. Community Care employees are excited about the outcome and thankful for all the help it received from Graceworks Support Services in the process.

Accreditation signifies programs are effective in managing its resources and providing the best possible services to stakeholders. This accreditation is especially important to Consumer Credit Counseling Service because it is required to maintain its professional membership to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). NFCC membership reassures consumers that the organization acts with high standards, ethical practices, certified counselors, and policies which help consumers achieve financial stability.