Affiliations / Accreditation / Policy

Passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family, NCFA’s mission is to meet the diverse needs of children, birth parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action, and collaboration.
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COA accredits the full continuum of child welfare, behavioral health, and community-based social services. They currently accredit more than 2,200 organizations and programs serving more than 7 million individuals and families.
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The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services is a statewide organization of private agencies. Their members are the service providers who provide the direct "hands-on" programs and supports needed to achieve and maintain permanency and safety for children and youth and stability for families.
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PANO is the statewide membership organization serving and advancing the nonprofit sector through advocacy, collaboration, education and other services in order to improve the overall quality of life in Pennsylvania. PANO exists to support the incredible work of the nonprofit sector and highlight the critical role nonprofits serve.
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PSRFA advocates for all those who care about children and their families. They work supportively with foster, adoptive, and kinship families, and with local foster parent associations and agencies who care for the children they serve.
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Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries offers a range of social services for children, youths, and families. Their permanency-focused services offer adoption, foster care and foster-to-adopt services, with an emphases on finding families for older youths.
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Ready access to nutritious food is essential, which is why Ashler Manor participates in the Pennsylvania Department of Education National School Lunch Program (NSLP). All menus are planned using the nutritional components outlined by the NSLP program and are offered in correct portion sizes according to the age of the child.  Residents at Ashler Manor also abide by a Student Wellness policy, which combines nutritious meals and a healthier lifestyle.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1)         mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)        email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.