Guiding Principles

The Plan

Believing that every person is valuable and capable, we will:

Treat people with respect, dignity, compassion, and patience

Promote their self-worth

Maintain confidentiality

Behave in a trustworthy and ethical manner

Promote healthy life skills, positive attitudes and a sense of belonging


Building on strengths of those we serve, we will individualize services and work collaboratively toward solutions as we:

Identify problems and appropriate referrals

Disseminate information

Provide education and training opportunities

Offer alternative opportunities to succeed

Impact policy development

Advocate for positive prevention strategies

Assuring the highest quality, our services will be:


Culturally sensitive


Built on proven methodologies

Supportive of drug-free lifestyles for youth

Constantly improving our staff and services, the agency will:

Evaluate our services regularly

Be efficient in the use of resources

Develop and research new resources and programs

Support the professional growth of staff members

Vision Priority 1

Be financially stable and positioned to provide services.

Goal 1:  The Center will explore and establish short and long term funding mechanisms.

Goal 2:  Cultivate relationships with current donors and funders.


Vision Priority 2

Maintain a positive internal climate conducive to work and service provision.

Goal 1:  Practice teamwork among staff and Board.

Goal 2:  Build staff cohesion by promoting intra-component involvement.


Vision Priority 3

Anticipate, recognize and respond to community need.

Goal 1:  Be leaders in community education to respond to service needs.

Goal 2:  Be involved on local, regional and state levels relevant to our professions.

Goal 3:  Continually gather information on trends, issues and gaps in the community.

Goal 4:  Develop and expand programs responsive to community need, within our mission.


Vision Priority 4

Be recognized as a resource for effective quality training.

Goal 1:  Develop and implement a highly visible marketing plan for our training services.

Goal 2:  Be responsive to community training needs within the agency’s mission.

Goal 3:  Encourage staff to develop and enhance areas of expertise.


Vision Priority 5

Maintain effective internal systems conducive to work and service provision.

Goal 1:  Leadership Team develop plans at least twice per year to upgrade orientation, provide training, increase staff as needed, and upgrade training and technology resources.

Goal 2:  Agency policies and procedures to be reviewed and updated by June 30 of each year in order to meet the needs of the staff and agency.

Goal 3:  The Executive Director of the agency to be responsible to initiate and monitor the organizational planning process to make sure that the cycle of planning continues.


Vision Priority 6

Have our full range of services understood and accessed by consumers and providers.

Goal 1:  Establish community recognition of the agency by name.


Vision Priority 7

Be effective in enhancing life skills of high-risk youth.

Goal 1:  Achieve sustainability for CommunityCorps.

Goal 2:  Maintain and expand school groups services throughout the community.

Goal 3:  Be responsive to program needs of high-risk youth in the community.

Vision Priority 8

Be effective in precluding the onset of ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drug) problems in Licking County.

Goal 1:  Program gain and maintain prevention certification.

Goal 2:  Maintain and enhance funding to respond to service needs.

Goal 3:  Develop programming based on effective, research-based methods.

Goal 4:  Provide programming for youth with a “no use” message.

Goal 5:  Provide prevention services for age groups across the entire life span.

Goal 6:  Provide services to address environmental risk factors in communities.


Vision Priority 9

Be an effective aid for increasing the quality and availability of child care in the community.

Goals for Quality:

Goal 1:  Expand awareness of our resources to child care providers (center and home providers).

Goal 2:  Seek out other possible resources for provider equipment and materials for home providers.

Goal 3:  Provide more workshops to child care providers.

Goal 4:  Be a resource for child care providers for professional development.

Goals for Availability:

Goal 1:  Expand awareness of services to parents and corporations.

Goal 2:  Increase accuracy of updates of provider information in database.

Goal 3:  Increase collaboration of referrals with other agencies.


Vision Priority 10

Be effective in providing immediate access to quality crisis response and referral information.

Goal 1:  Have adequate professional staff to keep high quality service delivery.

Goal 2:  Identify community services/gaps as we expand and update the resource database.

Goal 3:  Increase awareness of our services through consistent marketing.

Goal 4:  Do outreach to groups/organizations on how the C&IC can coordinate and collaborate with them.

Goal 5:  Join 2-1-1 and become the local 2-1-1 provider.


Vision Priority 11

Demonstrate commitment to healthy communities by providing opportunity for staff to engage in community activities.

Goal 1:  Promote awareness of opportunities for involvement in the community.


Vision Priority 12

Continue commitment to development of social service professionals.

Goal 1:  Promote participation and support staff and components in accessing professional development opportunities.

Goal 2:  Share staff expertise with other social service and community groups.



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