Awards

The EAGLE Accreditation Commission recognizes EAGLE -accredited organizations that develop innovative, quality ways to approach ministry. Awards are granted both to Older Adult Ministries and to Children, Youth, and Family agencies. There are two ways an organization can be nominated:

Award nominations are reviewed annually, and awards are given at the UMA Annual Conference in March.


2016 Best Practice Awards

Hillcrest Family Services
Dubuque, IA

For Its “Daily Spiritual Experience Survey”

Using the Daily Spiritual Experience Survey, Hillcrest is incorporating spirituality into the healing process for clients and staff.

If you are interested in the program or want further details, please reach out to Hillcrest at: hillcrest@hillcrest-fs.org

United Methodist communities
Neptune, NJ

For Its “Methodist Heritage Spiritual Pilgrimage”

The pilgrimages are grounded in denominational history and its unique emphasis on mission.

If you are interested in the program or want further details, please reach out to United Methodist Communities at: info@umcommunities.org

2016 Innovation Awards

Hillcrest Family Services
Dubuque, IA

For Its ”Mental Health Services in the Emergency Room“

Hillcrest identified a patient need and a service provision dilemma. In response, the organization created a positive solution by offering mental health services in the Emergency room.

If you are interested in the program or want further details, please reach out to Hillcrest at: hillcrest@hillcrest-fs.org

OhioGuidestone
Berea, OH

For Its ”Workforce 360 Developmental Program”

An impressive eighty-two percent of the program graduates are currently employed and have displayed statistically significant gains in reading and math which is cultivating well-rounded, productive individuals.

If you are interested in the program or want further details, please reach out to United OhioGuidestone at: information@ohioguidestone.org

2015 Best Practice Awards

Rainbow Acres
Camp Verde, AZ

For Its “Quality Art Program”

The Rainbow Art Program is a voluntary art program created to engage and create confidence in developmentally disabled ranchers at Rainbow Acres.

If you are interested in the program or want further details, please reach out to Rainbow Acres at: info@rainbowacres.com

The Baby Fold
Normal, IL

For Its “Keeping the Promise” Adoption Program

Keeping the Promise is an adoption preservation program that uses evidence based therapeutic trauma treatment techniques to support the healing of children in families formed through adoption and subsidized guardianship.

If you are interested in the program or want further details, please contact The Baby Fold at: info@thebabyfold.org

2015 Innovation Awards

Asbury Communities
Germantown, MD

For Its “Brain Fitness Wave” Program

Dementia and general loss of brain function is a top fear among adults of all ages, so Asbury created the Brain Fitness Waves program to combat these fears. This is an exclusive eight-week course offering a comprehensive look at the brain, how it functions, and what we can do to maximize brain health as we get older.

If you are interested in the program or would like further details, please contact Asbury Communities at: www.asbury.org/contact-us

Ohio Guidestone
Berea, OH

For Its “Step Stone Academy” Charter School

The charter school is located in one of the most economically challenged neighborhoods in Cleveland. The school serves students grades K-2 and their families. Participating families have full access to all of the services provided by OhioGuidestone.

Results from 2012-2013 School Year:

Kindergarten students increased scores on standardized tests:

First Grade students increased scores on standardized tests:

Parent Surveys revealed:

If you are interested in the program, or would like further details, Please contact OhioGuidestone at: information@ohioguidestone.org


2014 Best Practice Award

Board of Child Care
Baltimore, MD

For Therapeutic Cottage Upgrades for Autistic Residents

If you are interested in the program or want further details, please reach out to the organization at www.boardofchildcare.org/contact-us.

2014 Innovation Award

Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc.
Burlington, WV

For SARAH’s House

If you are interested in the program or want further details, please reach out to the organization at www.bumfs.org/sarahshouse.html.

To nominate one of your current programs for an award, please send a brief description with supporting documentation of the program or project to eagle@ouruma.org.


Award Winners

2013 Best Practice Award

2013 Innovation Award