The stated values of The Center for Children and Families are: Community, Respect, Integrity, Service, Teamwork, Empowerment, and Excellence. These values have been identified over time as the key factors in the long term success of the Center and are not high-minded theory saved for discussions at staff meetings and retreats. We believe that these values are present in every employee of the Center and are the foundation for our philosophy, culture, and practices.
COMMUNITY We are committed to a positive environment in which everyone may experience a sense of belonging and worth. We honor relationships and take responsibility for fostering trust, respect, and good will. We share stories about our heritage, calling, and vulnerabilities. We desire to make a difference in the lives of others while making a living.
EMPOWERMENT We are a strength-based organization. We support, trust, and empower employees to further the shared mission of The Center for Children and Families. We are committed to developing the confidence of every employee's individual talents and capabilities.
INTEGRITY We are trustworthy. We are reliable, authentic, and loyal. We do what we say we will do. We have the courage to do the right thing. We welcome accountability and conduct our business with honesty and transparency.
RESPECT We honor the intrinsic dignity, autonomy, and worth of each person. We treat others the way we would want to be treated. We are considerate of each other's feelings, values, and points of view.
SERVICE We choose to serve first, embracing our roles as servant leaders in our organization and our community. Service is a force that motivates every member of our organization. We are committed to serving those we lead as well as those we follow. In the spirit of service, we freely give of our time, energy, and resources.
EXCELLENCE We are committed to pursuing the highest possible standards at every level of the organization. We strive to become the benchmark through innovation and initiative. We are committed to putting forth our personal and professional best.
TEAMWORK We work as a team, achieving more collectively than individually. We are a cohesive unit setting aside our personal agendas and working toward our shared mission. We are committed to creating synergy by encouraging each other and working collaboratively.