Mission Statement

FamilyWorks connects neighbors and families to nourishing food, essential resources, and a supportive community, so people can build resiliency to meet life’s challenges. FamilyWorks advocates with dignity, inclusion, and empowerment.


We strive to foster the following values in our programs.

Family Support Principles:

We believe in being guided by family support principles in all levels of the organization, including promoting families as a resource, delivering programs which build upon families’ strengths, and developing relationships based on equality and respect. Learn more about the Family Support Principles.

Building Community:

We believe in strengthening the community by building strong and vital partnerships with non-profit and service organizations, businesses, schools, churches and individuals.


We believe in letting participant, families and staff define their own values and goals and facilitating healthy growth and development. We model empowerment at all levels of organization, including developing programs based on indicators of needs of individuals, families and the community.

Diversity and Inclusiveness:

We believe our organization is enriched by the diversity of gender, sexual orientation, age and racial, cultural, socio-economic backgrounds that people offer. Discrimination is destructive and will not be tolerated. We set ongoing goals to diversify at all levels of organization.


We accept full responsibility and accountability for actions at all levels of governance and program management to our community, funders and participants.

Quality Programs:

We strive for excellence and continued growth and improvements in all we do. We are committed to ongoing evaluation.


We strive to provide and environment that is welcoming to all with safe and secure facilities and operations.


We promote and recognize individuals who give generously of their time to support the work of our organization in building a stronger community.

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