Our Values


Not only will we do what we say we will do, we will not stop until we achieve our goal, no matter the barriers. We are consistent in our commitment to provide services from beginning to end.

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

Innovative Leadership

We are on the cutting edge of violence prevention work in the nation. We lift the community’s voice to inspire and advocate for new models.

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


We treat every person as an individual, and adapt to meet people where they are at without bias or judgment. We aspire to authentically represent the diversity of our community.

“No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.” – Mahatma Gandhi


We are of, by, and for the community. We partner with others in the movement so that our work has real life effect at the neighborhood level. We are life-changing!

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” – Cesar Chavez


We bravely engage in situations where others fear to go, because our community bravely works to change their lives despite the odds against them.

“Courage is the most important virtue of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou


We believe hurt people, hurt people and healed people, heal people, and true peace comes from love and healing. We are committed to helping our community find hope that renews and restores spiritual, physical, mental and emotional balance.

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

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