Ark Homes Foster Family Agency (AHFFA) was founded in 2003 and strives to provide the highest quality services to families and children through an ongoing commitment to quality. Our Mission Statement is explicit regarding our dedication to quality customer service and our belief in a process of continuous self-monitoring and assessment in order to improve quality. To this end, Ark Homes has established a comprehensive Performance Quality Improvement Plan based upon the principles of Quality Management often referred to as the Continuous Quality Improvement Process.
a note from the executive director
"It's Amazing What We Can Achieve When We Come Together."
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to all our foster parents throughout the years. I applaud your caring commitment and continuing support. Without the ongoing efforts of foster parents, supported by our social workers, staff and volunteers many children will end up facing life’s challenges all alone. Because of you many of these formerly abused or neglected children and teens will either safely reunite with their parents, be cared for by relatives, or be adopted by loving families. You have chosen to enlarge the purpose of your life to accept the life and well-being of children whose early life experience, health, values and norms may be quite different from your own and that of your biological children. Together, we can offer children in foster care the love and stability that are so essential for becoming responsible adults. I would also like to invite caring individuals/families, if you are able to provide a safe, stable and loving home for children and young adults, please consider becoming a foster parent. There is a vital and continuous need for people like you.
We are accredited by the council on accreditation
Ark Homes Foster Family Agency has achieved national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) effective September 30,2016. COA accreditation ensures that we are providing the very best possible services to our consumers and is a mechanism that enables Ark Homes Foster Family Agency to continually improve and evaluate the way it deliver services to the community.
Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, nonprofit organization that partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting appropriate best practice standards. COA standards reflect current best practices in the field as determined through extensive literature reviews and a rigorous, multi-stage development and vetting process. Over 2,000 organizations – voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small – have either successfully achieved, or are in the process of, accreditation. Achieving COA accreditation means our organization is among the best in the field. We are proud to be a part of this community of excellence.