Our Mission and Core Values

Our Mission

COMPASS is a private, non-profit, community based organization dedicated to serving high-risk, economically disadvantaged youth, adolescents and families who have a history of behavioral, social, emotional and educational disabilities. Using a team approach, COMPASS works to develop and enhance the confidence and abilities of youth and family by providing services in safe, nurturing and motivating environments. Experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds provide a highly structured behavioral, educational, and therapeutic setting.

Services include: outreach, advocacy, education, crisis intervention, vocational preparation, enrichment, diagnostics, emergency services, consulting services and individual and family counseling and support services.

COMPASS' mission is to equip those it serves with the skills to become self-sufficient productive members of their communities and society.

Core Values

In its various programs, COMPASS provides services to a wide variety of clients, including children and adolescents, families, public schools and school districts, and other private non-profit and public organizations. We define the quality of the services we provide in terms of the following core values:
  • Respect: We treat everyone in our community with respect
  • Relationships: Our services are based on a foundation of close and caring relationships with our clients.
  • Partnerships: We engage our clients as partners in problem solving.
  • Individualization: We develop interventions and solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of our clients.
  • Capacity Building: We facilitate with our clients the process of developing, as quickly as possible, their own independent capacity to progress and succeed.
  • Teams: We foster a team approach to the delivery of services.
  • Cultural Competence: Our staff members understand, respond to, and embrace the cultural and linguistic diversity among our clients.
  • Timeliness: We respond quickly to the requests of our clients.
  • Reflectiveness: We constantly examine our practice and make adjustments to benefit our clients.
  • Comprehensive: Our programs and services address the full range of client needs.
  • Responsiveness: Our programs constitute a fluid and flexible segment of the public education and human services continuum.
  • Professional Development: We are committed to ongoing transformational professional development, including training, supervision, and ongoing support for our staff.

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