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Saint Vincent’s has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Saint Vincent’s provides residential direct care, in-home and community-based services, outpatient behavioral health, residential and group living support, and many forms of support and stabilization for families.  It took Saint Vincent’s 18 months to achieve accreditation. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of Saint Vincent’s programs, services, management, and administration. 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 achieve COA accreditation, Saint Vincent’s first provided written evidence of compliance with the COA standards.  Thereafter, a group of specially trained volunteer Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients. Based on their findings, COA’s volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that Saint Vincent’s had successfully met the criteria for accreditation. An endorsement of COA and the value of its accreditation
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This holiday season Prima CARE, P.C. has continued their charitable affiliation with Saint Vincent’s Home in Fall River. Donated funds help support the services provided by Saint Vincent’s expert team of direct care staff. Prima CARE continues to grow with the community and takes great pride in supporting local area charities and non-profit organizations.
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Thank you to all who joined us for our Saint Vincent’s 5th Annual Golf FORE Kids Outing. stwood Country Club hosted a wonderful event in Rehoboth, MA. Business partners and friends enjoyed lunch, 18 holes of award winning golf, delicious food and much more as they came together to support Saint Vincent's and our 5th Annual Golf FORE Kids Outing!
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SMART Room Development Six clinicians from the Saint Vincent’s Behavioral Health Clinic participated in a two-day training in SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment) which is part of a year-long collaboration sponsored by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County. SMART is now listed in the National registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices/SAMSHA as a promising practice in the treatment of complex trauma.  The primary focus of SMART is to engage youth in sensory motor activities in order to assist children in building the capacity for arousal regulation which is necessary for trauma processing and daily living skills.   In preparation for this new treatment, Saint Vincent’s has developed a SMART room which will be dedicated to this new treatment practice.
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Our 13th Annual Motorcycle Run & Raffle, presented by Preferred Concrete, held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 was a HUGE success! We saw 165 motorcycles and more than 250 riders, passengers and volunteers at this year's Run. Together we raised an impressive $20,000 for Saint Vincent's.
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More than 350 guests joined us at the Fall River Heritage State Park Visitor's Center for the 10th Annual Kick-Off to Summer Celebration on Friday, June 22, 2018. Guests enjoyed an array of palate satisfying dishes from near 20 local restaurants, an chance to take home a 1.5 Carat Diamond from Silva & Company, entertainment from the band Played Out and a unique Live and Silent Auction
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FALL RIVER — For the past five years, Saint Vincent’s has been quietly operating a mental health clinic open to the community, a place dedicated to kids who have experienced trauma in their young lives.
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Earlier today Bristol County District Attorney, Thomas Quinn III, visited Saint Vincent's and presented a check on behalf of the DA's Community Funding Program to help provide improvements to the playground located on our main campus.
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