Accreditation, Affiliations and Licensure
Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services meets the highest professional standards, is affiliated with Church and professional organizations, and provides services licensed by the appropriate regulatory authorities.
We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), an independent not-for-profit international accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and human service organizations. Today, more than 1,800 organizations – public and private – are either COA accredited or are in the process of seeking accreditation.
We are EAGLE accredited by the United Methodist Association. Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE) is the only faith-based accrediting body in the world. EAGLE’s goal is to recognize organizations that voluntarily go beyond the minimum requirements of licensure to improve operational processes and outcomes. In short, EAGLE challenges organizations to boldly live their faith values.
Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, Inc. is a ministry related to The Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, Inc. is a member of The United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries, “The UMA”.
Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, Inc. is a member of The Louisiana Association of Child and Family Agencies, “LACFA”.
Our three children’s homes, Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston, Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans in Mandeville, and Methodist Children’s Home of Southwest Louisiana in Sulphur, are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section as Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities.
Methodist Foster Care is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Licensing as a Child Placing Agency to provide Therapeutic Foster Care services. Methodist Foster Care maintains regional offices in Ruston, Monroe, Alexandria and Lafayette, Louisiana.