PHP’s mission is to help children and adults with special needs receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential by providing information, training, and resources to build strong families and improve systems of care.
We envision a world where our communities are not afraid of differences.
A world where families are not overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting a child with special needs.
A world where there are adequate community resources for all families.
This world will include and embrace all people with special needs. Their lives and the lives of their families will be filled with hope, fun and meaningful opportunities that reflect an optimism and sense of security about the future.
The values that guide our mission and vision and the work that we do as an agency are important to define. Our values are:
PHP Values Children
Children of all levels of ability and disability are valued, respected and included in their community.
PHP Values Families
Families are the child’s best advocate and teacher and we strive to empower and support families as they raise a child with special needs.
PHP Values Employees and Volunteers
PHP strives to attract and develop a talented and dedicated workforce and to provide an environment which fosters productivity, mutual respect, and personal fulfillment for staff and volunteers.
PHP Values Diversity
PHP embraces all levels of ability and disability and strives to have Board, Staff and Volunteers reflect the community that we serve.
PHP Values Community
All children and families are welcome, active and embraced by the community and we collaborate and partner with other agencies and organizations to broaden our impact.
PHP Values Our Reputation
PHP has been serving the community for over 35 years and is highly regarded in the community, the state, and the nation. Our core competency is our nationally recognized parent-directed family resource center model. PHP’s staff are recognized for their expertise and talent in providing a variety of unique services and supports to families of children with special needs.
PHP Values Our Donors
PHP understands donors are essential partners in creating equal access for all children regardless of their abilities/disabilities. Together we can change the world, one child at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time.
PHP Values Stewardship
PHP’s strives to ensure both fiscal stability and organizational health for the long term viability of the agency.
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