Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Northern Rivers Earns National Accreditation



Northern Rivers Family of Services announces that after a rigorous, long-term process, they been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for 2018. This represents the first unified accreditation for Northern Rivers and member agencies Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center.

The accreditation, required by federal and state statute, signifies that Northern Rivers programs meet or exceed both administrative and service delivery standards for human services programming.

Over an 18-month period including a self-study, documentation and records reviews, and an intensive, multisite visit, COA auditors worked with Northern Rivers staff on a comprehensive analysis of policies, procedures and practices.

“Northern Rivers is proud to be a part of COA’s Community Excellence. Our children, families, and communities deserve the highest quality services and performance standards, and independent accreditation is an important process of ensuring our success,” said William T. Gettman Jr., CEO of Northern Rivers

“As an organization entrusted with serving some of our society’s most vulnerable people, Northern Rivers believes in transparency and accountability. On behalf of the board, I salute the dedicated professionals in our organization who ensure that we hold ourselves to the highest standard,” said Kimberleigh Phelan, Chair of the Northern Rivers Board of Directors.

COA is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization founded in 1977 that accredits more than 2,200 organizations serving 7 million people.

Pause Gallery has announced they have officially reopened! Read below for an email that was sent out to customers that outlines the new guidelines for patrons of the gallery: These past few months have been challenging for everyone, and we hope that you are all safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also broken-hearted for our Black…
Archery is one of the truest forms of an individual  lifetime sport that everyone can participate in. STRIDE has been introducing the sport to youth and veterans with disabilities since 2014 when they built a competition range in the woodlands at their camp in Chatham NY. STRIDE’s professionally-designed outdoor competition archery range is…
ALBANY, NY – June 24, 2020 – BST & Co., LLP today announced a series of new staff appointments at the Capital Region-based financial and management consulting firm. “We are pleased to welcome our newest staff members to BST as we continue our efforts to provide the highest quality of service to our clients across a broad range of disciplines…
Jul
14
This course is designed to have participants reflect on and recognize the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on our work teams and workplace interactions…
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
Aug
17
Join us for a day of clubs, carts & connections at The Country Club of Troy! Start practicing your swing!  The Chamber's 2020 Annual Golf Classic will…
Two Flights; A.M. & P.M. Start Times - More Info TBA Soon
Sep
17
2020 Award Recipients To Be Announced Soon! An evening honoring outstanding examples of philanthropic giving and citizenship. For more than 25 years, the …
5:30 p.m. Networking & Cocktail Reception; 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Dinner