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To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.


To nurture a safe, healthy, caring community that builds on the strengths of its citizens, its neighbors, its businesses and its human services delivery systems.


INTEGRITY:  We maintain high standards of excellence and accountability, including prudent use of finances and fair, accurate, and honest disclosure of information.

IMPACT:  We make a positive difference and have a measurable impact. Our efforts change lives. We assume responsibility as good stewards of and are accountable for our work and sustainable results.

VOLUNTEERISM:  We encourage and build the spirit of volunteerism. We believe that effective models of service and excellence are created through the leadership of volunteers.

INCLUSIVENESS: We are strengthened by our inclusion. We respect the worth of every person - the community, the donors, our own staff and families, boards, and volunteers.

LEADERSHIP:  We provide leadership for community building to effect positive change. We are effective educators and conveners - bringing all segments of the community together to promote individual well-being and common good.

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