Our Mission, Vision and Values Statement
Guiding Children and Families Home to Experience God's Love by Following the Teaching of
Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, Inc. seeks to minister to the diverse needs of children and families by offering a variety of services that promote personal growth and wholesome family life. Our care is patterned after the example of Jesus who ministered to the total person so that each individual might experience the wholeness that comes through the reconciling love of God.
Jesus Christ is Our Guide and Example.
Jesus Christ practiced unconditional love to all. We seek to follow His example.
We Exist to Serve.
As a Church founded, non-profit organization, we elevate services above self-interest. We help children and families in need with no expectation of significant financial return.
We Teach by Example.
We believe one of the most important ways of helping a child learn is to model positive behaviors ourselves. We live our lives always remembering to practice what we profess.
Life is Sacred.
We value each person as one who is created in the image of God. We work to help individuals value themselves. We actively respect each client's sacred right to experience grace and peace.
Children belong with their families when it is possible. We strive to build and support families for reunification. We teach children the importance of families, relationships and positive role modeling to help them succeed in developing their own families.
We Value All Youth and Families.
We value youth and families we serve as uniquely created individuals designed for a specific purpose
in life. Our role is to empower each with the tools they need to overcome barriers to achieve that
Life is Lived Best in Relationships.
Each person is born into relationships and a healthy life is one filled with respect for self and others. We model healthy relationships marked by compassion, humility, trust, respect, and honesty.
We Provide a Safe, Secure Environment.
We strive to provide a safe, secure environment that helps to stimulate growth and development in the youth served and invites them to become productive and wholesome citizens in their community.
We Believe in the Dignity and Worth of Every Person.
We value cultural and ethnic diversity. We treat each person with care and respect, honoring
We are Dependable.
In a world often uncertain and unreliable, we can be counted on to deliver what we promise. Our
word is our bond. We make decisions carefully, always seeking to gather as much information as
possible within the time constraints allowed.
Our Staff Is Important.
Teamwork is essential in providing a holistic approach to our services and in meeting the challenges faced on a daily basis. Every person plays a vital role in our mission of meeting the special needs of children and families.