Core Values

Our commitment to be a leader in improving the lives of children by providing high quality behavioral healthcare and out-of-home services is supported by our core values.


  • We believe all children should be in a safe and loving environment.
  • We respect the dignity and worth of each client and staff member.
  • We treat our clientele and each other with compassion and courtesy.
  • We advocate for children and their families at the local, state and national levels.


  • We believe that treating and meeting a child's individual needs, while working with her/his family, is our primary responsibility.
  • We believe the children and families we serve are the most important decision-makers in matters affecting their lives.
  • We demonstrate a cultural sensitivity in our relationships with our clientele.


  • We strive for the highest level of teamwork within our organization.
  • We work with other people, organizations and the community in the spirit of cooperation.
  • We believe our mission is enhanced through strategic partnerships.


  • We are outcome focused and constantly strive to improve in everything we do.
  • We value wise and efficient use of resources in providing superior services.
  • We provide opportunities for staff team successes.
  • We believe the board and staff should reflect the community we serve.


  • We have a work environment that encourages initiative and creativity.
  • We strive to be a leader in program development.
  • We emphasize research and development as part of our organizational structure.
  • We encourage and value education and training.


  • We are guided by the highest ethical standards.
  • We demonstrate honest and candor in all our relationships.
  • We practice fairness, responsibility and forgiveness.
  • We demand accountability at all organizational level

    Our Commitment

    Applewood Centers, Inc. is committed to delivering Behavioral, Education, Prevention, Social Services and Advocacy in order to enhance the emotional, physical and intellectual wellbeing of the children, youth and family members of our community.

    All staff and volunteers of the Applewood community prioritize individual dignity and strive to promote a culture of diversity, inclusivity and equity in a supportive consumer and work environment.

    Every individual using our services and their family, as well as our employees and volunteers, deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and professionalism.

    We are committed to creating a community that recognizes and embraces diverse backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences. We will not tolerate or condone discrimination.

    We are also committed to delivering services in a manner that respects diversity, inclusivity and equity with the full intent of ensuring an optimal consumer experience and achieving better health and lived experiences outcomes for all.

    Our Commitment is to Current and Future Generations.