Our Mission/Vision/Principles

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Our Vision

Every young person has a family unconditionally committed to nurture, protect and guide them to successful adulthood.

Our Mission

Young people who leave the foster care or juvenile justice system without safe, stable, permanent family connections face grim outcomes, including high rates of homelessness, unemployment, early parenting and lack of education.

Plummer Youth Promise is changing that by deeply and effectively engaging families for each young person we serve while building their skills and community connections, and by sharing our knowledge with others.

Our Operating Principles

Each day we:

  • Invest in each young person to identify, understand, and support his or her unique strengths and needs
  • Develop an individualized, trauma-informed treatment plan
  • Allow youth to guide their own treatment as appropriate
  • Engage families and other positive adults on a collaborative team to help move the youth toward a permanent family
  • Support the development of essential skills
  • Connect youth with the community
  • Rely on evidence-based and best practices to deliver high quality care
  • Appreciate the value of diversity, encouraging learning throughout and between all levels of the organization
  • Foster the development and sharing of expertise of and among staff and programs
  • Strive to continually improve outcomes
  • Share knowledge as a practice leader and advocate for children