MILFORD — Boys & Girls Village recently received the official news of Reaccreditation Approval from the Council of Accreditation. BGV, with locations in both Milford and Bridgeport, provides intensive behavioral health services for children and families.

COA accreditation is an objective and reliable verification that organizations and programs qualify for the confidence and support of their stakeholders. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization or program’s administrative functions and service delivery practices.

All are measured against international standards of best practice. These standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, based in the community, coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, individualized, outcomes-oriented, provided by a skilled and supported workforce, respectful of individual rights, strengths-based, supportive of partnership, child and family focused, treat all people with dignity, involve family and provider collaboration, and address child outcomes.

As such, consumers, board members, funders, regulators and staff can have confidence in the credibility, integrity and achievement of the organization or program.

COA President and CEO offered his congratulations and acknowledgement for in a letter to BGV, stating “You should all take enormous delight in continuing to be part of COA’s Community of Excellence.”

According to BGV President/CEO Steven M. Kant, M.D., “An incredible amount of preparation took place over a period of months by our organization and staff to prepare for the reaccreditation approval process. Congratulations to all the BGV staff, especially Eileen Blake, Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement, and her COA team who led our effort. Even these very experienced COA reviewers noted were the most comprehensive and through processes they have ever seen!”

Boys & Girls Village serves children and families in at-risk situations by strengthening their ability to succeed in life. They recently celebrated 70 years helping children heal, learn, and grow, and have locations include Milford and Bridgeport.

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