Our Goals and Values
Five goals shape our work. Five values guide our actions.
We create security for children and youth by finding them safe, loving homes and by encouraging lasting connections to their family, friends, and community.
We prepare youth to successfully make the transition from foster care to independent living.
We work with parents to strengthen families and prevent the need for foster care.
We promote parity in opportunities and outcomes for children of color, who enter the child welfare system in disproportionately high numbers, receive fewer services, and leave less prepared for adulthood.
- Indian child welfare
We support American Indian and Alaska Native tribes working to develop and improve their own sustainable child-welfare systems.
- Diversity and anti-racism
We honor differences and courageously confront racism and discrimination.
We value agility and embrace thoughtful change. We continuously learn from experience, each other, and the community.
We strive to be good partners to develop, support, and preserve permanent family and community relationships for children and youth.
We create an environment of trust and accountability. We make strategic and fiscally responsible decisions for sustainable and lasting contributions.