Safety is the foundation on that our values and virtues are built. Our safety practices help keep us safe at home and in the community. In addition to physical safety, we work to cultivate a safe space for ourselves and others. In a safe space, everyone’s voices and feelings are welcomed and honored.
We strive to teach our clients to speak up for and honor themselves in all aspects of life. Whether it’s being treated fairly at work, being clear about desires at home, or setting healthy boundaries with friends or romantic partners, we teach our clients to advocate for their safety and full consent.
We believe the health of one is the health of all, and the success of one is the success of all. At the risk of sounding preachy, we are all connected to the same fabric of humanity. This idea helps our decision-making and helps keep us motivated.
We believe our growth as a community is tied to self-acceptance. Self-acceptance allows us to deepen our acceptance of others. This radical acceptance allows us to be free to self-actualize. It also gives others permission to do the same.
To us, integrity is living life according to the values and principles you know are right…especially when no one is looking.
Our Business Values
For us, efficiency is our commitment to maximizing the usefulness of time and resources. As a nonprofit, we depend on the generosity of others. In order to honor our donors and uphold our integrity, we vow to be as efficient as possible with funds while upholding our mission.
We envision a community where all IDD families have access to high-quality independence and community resources. Though we encourage donating to our programs, we never want money to be the reason a person can’t join one. IDD families are usually subject to additional financial stressors, and we don’t want to add to that. If someone is unable to afford suggested tuition, they can request free tuition via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We grant 100% of those requests, no questions asked.