Overview of COA Accreditation Programs
COA presently accredits the full array of child welfare, behavioral healthcare, and community-based social service programs for children, youth, adults, and families. COA accreditation programs are designed to meet the needs of the varied human services field. In order to respond to the human services organizations we accredit, their consumers, and all other stakeholders COA will continue to explore, identify, and develop new programs as changes and trends emerge in the field.
Private Organization Accreditation
Sweetser, a Maine non-profit agency operating since 1828, provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. Statewide, it serves around 15,000 consumers a year, including children, adults, and families in outpatient, office-based, and residential settings.
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Ulysses Arteaga, L.C.S.W.
Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; EPPA; Marine Reviewer; Military Reviewer; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader
The Consuelo Foundation 2012 Peer Reviewer of the Year, Mr. Arteaga conducts two to three site visits a year, often volunteering for visits that require a Spanish speaking peer.