Our Guiding Principles
These principles form the foundation of our organization. They represent the best of what we aspire to in leadership, service delivery, policy, procedures, planning, work, and life.
- We believe that all people should have the opportunity to lead full, successful, and complete lives.
- Those who are engaged with our organization – the people we serve, partners, employees, volunteers, and referral sources – will have an experience that is full, complete, and enriching.
- We commit to provide services and supports that are comprehensive, full, complete, evidence based, best practice, innovative, and successful in achieving our mission.
- We believe that our success is based on the quality of our relationships.
- All interactions with individuals we serve, partners, referral sources, and each other are based on collaboration, mutual respect, and effective communications.
- We commit to build stable, positive, productive, mutually respectful, sustainable relationships.
- We believe that individual and family needs, choice, and preferences are at the heart of our organization.
- This belief is the driving force of all programmatic and administrative decisions.
- We commit to assist the people who are engaged with our organization to achieve ever increasing levels of independence, self-sufficiency, and empowerment.
- We believe in and take seriously the vital nature of our work in changing lives.
- We make the best use of our resources, measure results, focus on outcomes, and advocate for positive change.
- We commit to ensure the long-term success of our mission.
- We believe that our challenges, concerns, and achievements are shared and that each of us is responsible for the success of the organization.
- We enthusiastically share in any task, assist with any project, go above and beyond, and strive to do what is necessary to help the organization achieve its mission and goals.
- We commit to actively take ownership of our quest for success.