Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home has received reaccreditation by the United Methodist Association’s EAGLE Accreditation Commission. This four year award was granted following an extensive self-study and site visits by reviewers from across the nation.
Steven Vinson, president of the United Methodist Association, stated, “It is an honor to have Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services as part of the UMA family. You continue to be a model of what it means to be a faith-based ministry!”
Rick Wheat, LUCFS president and CEO, thanked the Home’s staff across Louisiana saying, “I could not be more pleased with the report that was presented to the EAGLE Commission. I want to commend our staff for being passionate about their pursuit of our mission of guiding children and families home to experience God’s love by following the teachings of Christ. Our staff cares so well for children and families who often cannot care for themselves.”
EAGLE Accreditation is designed for faith-based health and welfare organizations wishing to enhance the quality of holistic care they provide. EAGLE Accreditation uses extensive self-assessment and peer review processes based upon principles and goals which promote excellence in Christian ministry.
The EAGLE Accreditation process is a lengthy and detailed one. In the fall of 2014, the EAGLE Peer Review team, comprised of four EAGLE peer reviewers, began their inspection process by visiting Methodist Children's Home of Greater New Orleans. Then the team crossed the state, traveling to Sulphur to visit Methodist Children's Home of Southwest Louisiana. They ended by visiting Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston and the OWL Center in Dubach.