We pledge to:
- Treat everyone with dignity, respect and thoughtful understanding.
- Listen and collaborate to build sustainable partnerships of mutual trust and understanding.
- Practice person-centered approaches in all service planning.
- Utilize best practices or evidence-based models.
- Value human, cultural, individual and family differences.
We support people who experience mental illness, addiction, and intellectual disabilities as they build meaningful and independent lives.
Hope – We inspire hope for individuals and their families who reach out to LifeSkills each year.
Self-Determination – We support self-determination and the achievement of personal dreams and aspirations.
Work – We promote opportunities for personal growth and increasing self-esteem through paid work in meaningful jobs or volunteerism.
Relationships – We build foundations of trust, acceptance and belonging by promoting the development of positive relationships.
Recovery – We champion the belief that recovery is possible for all with proper assessment, treatment, and supports.
Prevention – We commit to a partnership within our communities to build strong and effective prevention and early intervention programs.
Integrity – Exhibiting the highest moral, ethical and legal standards. Doing the right thing – even when no one else is looking. Behaving in a way that is beyond reproach. Being impeccable with one’s word.
Teamwork – Putting team success over personal success. Gladly pitching in to help, regardless of whose job it is. Actively valuing the strengths and talents of others. Transcending differences to work in collaboration.
Trust/Respect– Seeing and believing in the good intentions of others. Interacting with others in a way that makes them feel valued. Listening without judging. Offering understanding and acceptance. Being true to one’s word; following through on promises. Demonstrating open and positive communication. Being polite and professional at all times.
Care/Compassion – Demonstrating unconditional kindness, concern and empathy. Asking, “What if this was my loved one?” Exhibiting genuine concern for others.
Ownership/Accountability – Taking personal responsibility for one’s work, actions and feelings. Acting as an owner of LifeSkills, Inc. Asking, “What can I do to make this the best it can be?” Accepting responsibility for and learning from mistakes.