Mission and Values

Safe Kids, Strong Families and a Healthy Community

  • Unconditional Love - We believe every child and every youth has value to society.
  • Protection - We believe every child and every youth is entitled to nurturing protection and a chance to develop his or her full potential.
  • Belonging - We believe children and youth thrive, or fail to thrive, in the context of families, kinship systems and communities. Our work must recognize and value these connections.
  • Integrity - We believe we have a moral and ethical obligation to serve the public, our funding agencies and our clients within the highest standards of our profession.
  • Openness - We believe—in order to ensure the public trust—we have an obligation to serve the community in a manner that is both open and democratic in decision-making.
  • Accountability - We believe that we have a responsibility to be accountable to our supporters and donors, to our funding agencies, and to the children, youth and families we serve.
  • Service - We believe we have a responsibility to serve the public good and to provide this service to the children, youth and families with whom we are privileged to work.
  • Compassion - We believe we have a responsibility to care for our clients, our community and our employees with respect and dignity.
  • Partnership - We believe we have a responsibility to accomplish our mission through effective community partnerships.