• OUR MISSION

    “To provide support, education, advocacy, community experiences and outdoor recreational experiences that will foster socialization, independence and a better quality of life for persons with Developmental Disabilities and their families.”

    CORE VALUES

    PEOPLE FIRST
    Courageous Community Services believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.


    EQUITY
    Courageous Community Services believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety and severity accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.

     

    COMMUNITY
    Courageous Community Services believes that with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.


    SELF-DETERMINATION
    Courageous Community Services believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.


    DIVERSITY
    Courageous Community Services believes that society in general and Courageous Community Services in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability.

    GUIDING PRINCIPLES
    Particatory Democracy
    Courageous Community Services acts to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their parents, siblings, family members and other concerned members of the public have meaningful opportunities to inform and guide the direction of the organization’s advocacy, including determining policy and positions on important issues. Courageous Community Services strives for diversity in its leadership as well as in all facets of the work of the organization.

     

    VISIONARY LEADERSHIP
    Courageous Community Services leads by articulating a positive vision for the future of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and catalyzes public and private support in realization of that vision through carefully planned and well-executed goals, strategies and actions.


    PUBLIC INTEREST
    Courageous Community Services represents the public interest, supporting and acting with and on behalf of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families regardless of the type of disability or membership in Courageous Community Services.

     

    COLLABORATION
    Courageous Community Services works with individuals, organizations and coalitions in a collaborative fashion. Courageous Community Services values and promotes effective partnership between volunteer and staff leadership at all levels of the organization.

     

    TRANSPARENCY, INTEGRITY AND EXCELLENCE
    Courageous Community Services conducts its business with integrity, accountability, and open, honest and timely communication. Courageous Community Services is committed to quality and excellence in all it does.