SARASOTA, FL – (January 20, 2022) JFCS of the Suncoast has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation after a thorough assessment confirmed the organization offers high-quality services, has efficient procedures, and follows the industry’s best practices.
JFCS, one of the Florida Suncoast’s preeminent mental health counseling and human services providers, has been an accredited non-profit for more than 20 years. The agency has been reaccredited through Aug. 31, 2025.
The Council on Accreditation (COA), based in New York, accredits organizations around the country and beyond that provide child welfare, behavioral health, and community-based human and social services.
“Let me again say how significant this achievement is,” Jody Levison-Johnson, COA’s President and CEO, said in a letter to JFCS. “It represents the fulfillment of countless hours of hard work and the dedication of many people–most notably your staff and the members of your board and/or leadership.”
Non-profits can voluntarily seek and work toward accreditation every four years to achieve external validation for the quality of services they provide. The accreditation process provides a framework for organizations to continuously improve and offer evidence-based practices that support clients and the community.
“Accreditation lets our staff, clients, donors, and community know that we provide high-quality services and follow best practices,” said Dr. Stacy Lang, JFCS’ Chief of Behavioral Health Services. “Clients can be confident they are receiving those services in the most professional, competent, appropriate ways.”
For more information on JFCS, please visit http://jfcs-cares.org.
About JFCS: One of the Florida Suncoast’s leading mental health and human services agencies, JFCS offers programs that support youth, families, seniors and veterans. Inspired by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, services are delivered on a non-denominational basis and with the goal of empowering individuals and families toward self-sufficiency and stability. JFCS of the Suncoast believes all people are to be treated with dignity and respect and have equal opportunity to physical well-being, self-expression and joy. For more information, visit https://JFCS-Cares.org/ or call (941) 366-2224.