Partnership & Accreditations

Trust is an essential part of what we do

CFI values being recognized by accreditation as a trustworthy organization.
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Accreditations confirm our commitment to high standards and program excellence.

COA Accreditation

Every four years Children & Families of Iowa undergoes a re-accreditation process with the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA is an international, independent, not-for-profit accrediting body of social and behavioral health care services. The COA accreditation process involves an in-depth examination of CFI’s compliance with best practice standards. It means that Children & Families of Iowa meets high national standards for program excellence and service to the communities CFI serves. The organization is proud to be one of only a handful of Iowa organizations who can claim the distinction of COA Accreditation.

In CFI’s current outcomes-oriented environment, organizations are increasingly called upon to demonstrate the impact of their services. Accreditation is designed to be a framework within which an organization can measure a variety of its achievements. The value and credibility of COA accreditation are formally recognized in over 100 distinct instances in 44 different states, the District of Columbia, as well as British Columbia, Canada.

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Iowa Register of Accountability


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Partners and Accreditations

Together We Serve — Amplifying Impact Through Partnership

Children & Families of Iowa is a member organization of United Way of Central Iowa and is a charter member of the Children’s Home Society of America.

United Way
Food Bank of Iowa
Greater Carlisle Community Foundation
Council on Accreditation (COA)
Children’s Home Society of America