Gilroy nonprofit receives prestigious recognition for second time

September 2, 2010

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By Staff Report
Posted 9-01-10


Rebekah Children's Services, a local nonprofit with offices in Gilroy, Campbell and Salinas, was recently accredited by an international organization focused on global human services.

The Council on Accreditation, based in New York, N.Y., designates recognition to specific community-care providers who set and meet high-performance standards.

Rebekah Children's Services, which also garnered the accreditation in 2006, provides social, emotional and physical support, along with education and training promoting healing, healthy development and long-term success to more than 3,000 Gilroy schoolchildren annually.

RCS's foster placement and family retention rates range between 82 to 87 percent, according to the group's website.

Accreditation from COA involves detailed analysis of administrative operations and service delivery practices.

As of today, 1,800 public and private organizations are either COA accredited or are in the process of seeking accreditation, according to a statement released by RCS.

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