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Mission, Vision, Values


To ensure the causes & conditions of poverty are being addressed and the communities, families, and individuals we serve are empowered and strengthened through education, support, and opportunities.


TEAM envisions a thriving region, powered by strong communities delivering cost-effective, high-impact services meeting the needs of all individuals and families.

TEAM is an innovative partner and leading catalyst for change – a model agency in addressing community inadequacies and potentials.

TEAM is a national leader in not-for-profit management and program performance in the field of human services, early childhood, family support, and community engagement.

Our Values


TEAM believes in operating fiscally responsible and compliant programs focused on results. We hold ourselves accountable for progress by linking it with workplace standards that are efficient, coordinated, effective, positive, and professional.


TEAM believes in leading improvements for those most in need – and to empower others to advocate for themselves. TEAM serves to highlight issues in order to change “what is” into a “what should be.”


TEAM believes in an environment in which people feel both cared about as a person and that they belong – purpose matters, and people want to be included in what they care about. TEAM values the contributions and meaningful involvement of all – we value diversity including race, ethnicity, gender, age, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, family status, and political ideas.


TEAM believes that successful results are made possible by working together. Community partnerships among supporters and providers of services to those TEAM serves is the bedrock to our achievements. We are better together.


TEAM believes that everyone needs to be heard, identified, and understood with the experience of feelings, thoughts, and attitudes. Support and compassion are a mainstay of TEAM’s work.


TEAM believes in focusing on individual & family strengths and providing the encouragement that creates an open space for comprehensive assessments, effective case planning, and purposeful intervention. We will empower individuals & families with the skills and opportunities to achieve maximum independence and life-long success.


TEAM believes that a well-trained and well-educated organization is best able to serve others. We engage in continuous quality improvement.


TEAM is committed to strong moral principles. We uphold Board, staff, volunteers, and partners to consistent moral and ethical standards.


TEAM values the dignity of all human beings and seeks to treat all with kindness and respect. We honor and foster a deep respect for cultural differences, diverse backgrounds, values, strengths, and needs.