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Oriana House Receives Recertification from Ohio Assocation of Nonprofit Organizations

For Immediate Release: November 3, 2008
Contact: Christina Deibel or Linda Weyandt (330) 535-8116

Oriana House was recently awarded the Standards for Excellence recertification from the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO). OANO praised Oriana House for meeting rigorous benchmarks for ethics and accountability to boost public trust.

"Oriana House has again demonstrated its commitment to excellence through OANO's Standards for Excellence certification program," said OANO Executive Director Jennifer Campbell Williams. "As the only community corrections program certified under the Standards in Ohio, the public can be confident that Oriana House adheres to the highest level of ethics and accountability in Ohio."

Oriana House underwent an extensive peer review process to confirm adherence to a comprehensive code of conduct that promotes accountability through self regulation.

According to OANO, organizations that achieve this certification reflect adherence to some of the toughest review standards in the nation.

Oriana House Executive Vice President Bernie Rochford said Oriana House is honored to receive this recognition. "The Standards of Excellence certification demonstrates that Oriana House is committed to quality operations and that we are good stewards of our nonprofit status," Rochford said.

The Standards of Excellence recertification was announced recently at OANO's annual conference in Columbus. OANO has certified 30 nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Rochford added that Oriana House also holds numerous accreditations from the American Correctional Association which recognize Oriana House for operating quality community corrections and chemical dependency treatment programs above the national standards.

"The OANO certification along with our numerous accreditations and awards confirm that we have a professional staff who is dedicated to managing high quality programs," Rochford said.

Oriana House is a private, non-profit community corrections and chemical dependency treatment agency headquartered in Akron, with facilities in Summit, Cuyahoga, and Seneca counties.

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