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Excelsior Youth Center, Inc. is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. (COA).

Accreditation attests that an organization is meeting the highest national standards and provides assurance that the organization is performing services which the community needs, conducting its operations safely and effectively and managing its funds wisely.

The accreditation process involves an in-depth detailed examination of the organization's operation, including personnel, safety, fiscal, and programs management.

COA is an independent, non-profit, internationally recognized accrediting agency for mental health and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. COA is sponsored by Alliance for Children and Families, Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies, Catholic Charities USA, Child Welfare League of America, Foster Family-based Treatment Association, Lutheran Services in America, National Council for Adoption, National Foundation for Consumer Credit, National Network for Youth, and Prevent Child Abuse America.

COA's accreditation is endorsed by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, a leading consumer advocacy group, and the following organizations: American Association of Children's Residential Centers, American Network of Community Options and Resources, Child Welfare League of Canada, EAGLE Program of the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries, Joint Council on International Children's Services, Mental Health Corporations of America, Inc. National Association of Psychiatric Treatment Centers for Children, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camps, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, and Volunteers of America.