OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We serve our mission, build community, and stand as activists with joy and gratitude.
We serve with presence, humility, and authenticity, and as such, release any attachment to ego, judgment, obligation or guilt.
We respect the inherent value of all humans, animals, and Mother Earth. We are equal in our right for love, compassion, dignity and respect.
We advocate for the rights of the communities we serve, including the right to identify their own needs and serve as their own agents of change.
We strive to build deep, trusting relationships with a spirit of collaboration, solidarity, and partnership.
We appreciate the deep interconnectedness of all parts of the whole, whether it is an individual, a community, or a system.
We strive for transformative change in order to break cycles of intergenerational trauma, poverty, abuse, and vulnerability.
We are responsible for the lasting care and wellbeing of ourselves, our work, our partners, and our planet.
We approach our work with a spirit of humility, curiosity, and continuous learning. We embrace new ideas. We view failures as learnings that become wisdom.
We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and practice integrity, transparency, and accountability to ourselves, our partners, and our donors.