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