Our Core Values

"Values can't just be words on a page.  To be effective, they must shape action."

- Jeffrey R. Immelt

The core values of an organization are those values we hold dear, which form our foundation.  In an ever-changing world, our core values are the ones that remain constant.  Core values are not descriptions of the work we do, or the strategies we employ to accomplish our mission.  Instead, these values underlie our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission.  They are the practices we use every day, in everything we do.  For a full copy of our core values and anti-discrimination policy, click here.

Diversity

We serve the children and families of ALL special needs.

There is strength in diversity; everyone bringing their stories and experiences to the table makes us stronger.

We value those natural individual differences such as culture, race, religion, personality, disability, age, sexual orientation, and gender/gender identity.  These differences make each of us unique.

We aim to create an environment that is safe and respectful, where everyone feels supported and heard.

Excellence & Transparency

We strive to excel in any and all opportunities to serve special needs families in Navarre and the surrounding areas.

We challenge ourselves to continually learn more information and better practices to serve our families.

If something doesn't work, we will try it another way.

We always want input from the families we serve.  If we are missing something ,we need to know!

We operate openly and candidly and provide full disclosure on issues regarding conflict of interest, operations, and funding practices.

Integrity & Respect

We understand that we are accountable to the families we serve, and the donors who support us.

Legal and fiscal management are held in the highest priority to earn & retain public trust.

Respect is the foundation of how we treat our team, peers, volunteers, & the families we serve.

We assume positive intent, maintain confidentiality, and strive for mutual understanding.

We remain true to our mission  and work hard to provide excellent  service.

Community

It takes a village to raise an exceptional child, and we constantly look for ways to 

better serve the community  to help create that village.

We raise awareness for all disabilities with the belief that with awareness comes acceptance.

We bring a collaborative spirit and work to develop relationships with our families, schools, other  organizations, and the community at large.

We hope to teach others to embrace diversity and promote acceptance, inclusion, and equality.

PO Box 5188
Navarre, FL 32566
850-396-1008
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