We imagine a community where poverty is no longer a barrier to opportunity.
We believe that each person has tremendous potential, and that we all have a role in eliminating systemic disadvantages so that children, adults, and families can thrive and succeed, and everyone has the opportunity to live in decent, safe, and affordable housing, be employed at a fair wage, have access to healthy food, and reach their full potential.
To ensure those impacted by poverty
have the skills, resources and opportunity to
achieve their full potential.
Our values are the cornerstone of who we are,
what we do and why we do it.
We see God’s image in every person, recognizing their inherent value by offering respect and compassion, and giving special care to those who are materially poor, marginalized, and vulnerable.
We promote diversity and embrace the unique attributes, characteristics, abilities, cultures, classes, faiths, orientations, and races that make people who they are, recognizing that we are one human family.
We believe in eliminating systemic disadvantages so that all people are guaranteed fair treatment and have the opportunity to live in decent, safe, and affordable housing, receive quality education, be employed at a fair wage, have access to health care and healthy food, share in prosperity, and reach their full potential.
We see those we serve as our equals in every way, seeking to understand the road they have traveled to reach our door, recognizing they know what is best for themselves and their families, and encouraging them to make their own choices.
We believe in the transformative power of building relationships and community, and in actively engaging partners in our work toward the well-being of all.
We humbly recognize service as an opportunity to receive, as much as it is an opportunity to give.
We relentlessly pursue the highest standards in all that we do, embracing innovation and best practices.
We use our resources responsibly and efficiently, and we hold ourselves accountable for the highest levels of integrity, transparency, and measurable results.