Council on Accreditation

In April, 2012 Boys & Girls Harbor earned national voluntary accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA) by successfully meeting their Group Living Services standards.  COA's commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and quality improvement is designed to identify providers like Boys & Girls Harbor that have set high performance standards for themselves and have made a commitment to their constituents to deliver the highest quality services.  Including Boys & Girls Harbor, there are only 10 COA Accredited Group Living Services private providers in the state of Texas; and only one other in the Houston area.

COA accreditation is an objective and reliable verification that provides confidence and support to an organization's service recipients, board members, staff and community partners.  The accreditation process involves detailed review and analysis of both an organization's administrative operations and its service delivery practices.  All are measured against national standards of best practice.  These standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence based, and outcomes-oriented.  In addition, they confirm that the services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce and that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

COA reviews and accredits the entire organization, not just specific programs.  This means you can have confidence in the credibility, integrity, and achievement of the Harbor’s entire organization.

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is a national service that evaluates 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations’ financial health.  Boys & Girls Harbor has earned Charity Navigator’s 3-Star rating which means the Harbor “Exceeds or meets industry standards and performs as well as or better than most charities in its Cause”.