To enrich the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing a foundation of independence and empowerment to reach for their tomorrow and make a difference in the world today.
We are dedicated to the principle that each person is entitled to superior service and care with respect to their personal, social, emotional, behavioral, educational, vocational, and spiritual needs. To meet those needs, we are committed to a service delivery system and design of personal choice.
We value forming alliances, partnerships, and cooperative ventures with agencies to develop, implement, and promote opportunities for the persons we serve.
We are responsible for determining priorities and developing policies and procedures to ensure that supports and opportunities are available for the persons we serve.
LEARNING AND GROWTH
We are dedicated to the principle that an individual’s education and personal development have no boundaries. Service provision extends from infancy to senior adults with the expectation that each person will reach his or her highest potential every step of the way.
We support education and research because they foster new and improved methods of service provision, as well as strengthen our repertoire of treatment and training techniques that directly impact our positive outcome measures.
We are dedicated to the principle that each person is entitled to receive services from professional and direct support staff who have acquired the most current skills, knowledge, and expertise available.
We are dedicated to the mission and vision of the Department of Mental Health by providing a foundation of independence and instilling in each person and employee a desire to achieve excellence.