Accreditation and Licensure


SAFY is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). This endorsement recognizes that SAFY meets the highest national standards for professional performance.

Accredited Services include:


Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth is accredited and licensed by the following state agencies:

  • The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
  • The Indiana Department of Children’s Services
  • The Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • The South Carolina Department of Social Services
  • The Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
  • The Texas Youth Commission
  • The Cabinet for Health Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • The Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • SAFY is under contract with the Nevada Department of Children and Family Services for Foster Care
  • The Ohio Department of Mental Health
  • The Ohio Department of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities