We value the ability of every human being to reach for their dream.


We hold that each individual has strengths and weaknesses that must be taken into account in their journey toward their dreams. Each individual must accept the responsibility for the dream, the journey, as well as the work to get there.

We offer support, ideas, tools, training, respect and concern.

We will not do for, when it can be done by the person.

We will not patronize for the sake of efficiency, or under the guise of caring. We will try to understand when this causes fear, anger and frustration.

As we develop programs and policies, we will be guided by the dreams and abilities of the people we serve.

No matter how difficult the road, we will always choose the path of inclusion and integration.

We will not sacrifice our principles or values for money, convenience or expediency.

We will not shy away from controversy if that controversy will further our mission.

We offer hope and continue to look at each person as a unique and joyful experience that will teach us, and take us on a journey where we have never been.