Society of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc.

Achieves National Accreditation

Society of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc. achieved accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA) in May of 2016.

COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement. To learn more about COA, please visit

Society of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc., has the distinction of becoming the first SVdP district operation within the U.S. to attain COA Accreditation.