Core Values

We believe that compassionate, high-quality behavioral healthcare services can best be provided by being faithful to our Core Values of respect, justice, compassion, integrity, quality and confidentiality. The Center’s Core Values are based on a Catholic identity that is a vital link to the Catholic heritage established by The Center’s original benefactor, a Catholic businessman who left his estate to “…found, establish, erect, and equip… a Home and School of Arts and Trades for Orphan Boys.”

The Center’s services transcend denominational distinctions, and The Center welcomes all youth in need of its services and all staff willing to be committed to The Center’s Core Values.

We respect the dignity of all people because we believe human life is sacred and each person has inherent dignity. We provide behavioral healthcare services to the whole person, which includes psychological, physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions. We respect and promote the dignity and integrity of the family. We respect the dignity and value of our work and demonstrate that respect in fulfilling our responsibilities.

We respect and promote the rights of our clients, staff, and all with whom we come in contact. We support and promote the right of individuals to participate in decision-making regarding their care. We advocate for the needs of youth suffering from emotional and behavioral difficulties.

We believe that effective care occurs in a compassionate, trusting relationship that requires an awareness of another’s suffering combined with the desire to relieve it. We are committed to providing care in safe, supportive, nurturing ways and environments.

We believe that all our actions should reflect integrity and honesty. In our dedication to always doing the right thing, our thoughts, feelings and actions must be in concert with these Core Values.

We are committed to providing high-quality services as a reflection of our belief that human life is sacred and each person has inherent dignity and deserves respect. Quality care is appropriate to clients’ needs and is provided with the least restrictive interventions. Quality care is provided through a thoughtful, comprehensive evaluation and plan of care. Quality care meets or exceeds established internal and external standards. Quality care involves evaluation processes that contribute to continuous improvement.

We realize that in our work as behavioral healthcare providers, we are entrusted with important and sensitive personal information, and we seek in all our actions to demonstrate, within the dictates of the law, the most profound respect for the confidentiality of that information.


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