Program Evaluation

As a leader in the field of child welfare, The Home for Little Wanderers is committed to pursuing research and evaluation endeavors to inform organizational learning and management.

The mission of the Risk Management, Evaluation, & Outcomes (RMEO) department is to provide support and expertise in program evaluation, outcomes measurement, research, and risk management to the programs and departments of The Home. The RMEO department assists with implementation of the agency’s quality improvement activities and with integrating best practices into all aspects of its work. We strive to continuously assess and improve the quality of services provided to children, families, and communities.

Accreditation Statement

The Home is currently accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Please visit for more information.



Urban Institute
Boston College School of Social Work
Child Trends
Harvard Family Research Project


American Evaluation Association
On-line Evaluation Resource Library
The Evaluation Center

Quality Standards

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
Council on Accreditation (COA)
American Association of Children's Residential Centers (AACRC)