These core values embody the words, thoughts, and actions of our organization, guide our decisions as we move forward in serving the community, and are married to our mission and core purpose.  We are committed to serving our community and forging effective relationships to achieve that purpose.

Child with Down syndrome plays with flower on picnic bench in the park


putting the needs and well-being of others before ourselves; our purpose requires a devotion beyond self.


the physical, mental, and moral strength to face challenges ‘head on’ and always do what is right.

Shared Understanding

developing common ground, mutual respect, and acceptance across the entire community.


helping to build a sustainable ‘coalition of the willing’ across the local community and beyond to achieve our vision.

Child with Down syndrome playing with mother

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