Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

At the Devereux Center, we believe in helping people to Dream Again. Our day center helps the mentally ill and homeless to meet their basic needs, so they can find the hope and dignity to break the cycle of homelessness and depression.

Our Vision

We will achieve our vision by:

  1. Developing sufficient revenue sources, and a sustainable professional operation that will keep our day center open at least five days a week.
  2. Strengthening and improving relationships with appropriate community services, local government, public safety partners and our neighbors.
  3. Creating sustainable housing appropriate for and affordable to people with mental illness.
  4. Implementing needed services for people with mental health issues such as mentoring and advocacy.

Our Values

The values that the Devereux Center works hard to demonstrate for participants are:

We value who you are
We listen
We are patient
We treat all with kindness
We make eye contact
We ask permission
We answer need with resources
We are respectful
We appreciate your stories
We respect your privacy

The values with which the board members and staff treat each other

include:
Respectful
Direct and honest
Thoughtful
Kind to each other
Flexible
Care and concern for each other