Core Values

Core Values

People First
We place the highest value on the people involved in our organization (students, consumers, clients, families, employees, volunteers, supporters, and friends). We respect and appreciate each person’s unique abilities and contributions.

Service Excellence
We place the highest value on the people involved in our organization (students, consumers, clients, families, employees, volunteers, supporters and friends). We respect and appreciate each person’s unique abilities and contributions.

Integrity
We strive to provide progressive educational, therapeutic, employment, residential and community programs to our students, consumers and clients. We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining professionals and volunteers who are highly skilled and possess the values consistent with those of ECF.

Empowerment
We provide services and conduct business with strict adherence to the highest values of society. We are committed to maintaining those high standards in all that we do.

Fiscal Responsibility
We are committed to providing our students, consumers and clients the tools they need to make the best choices in their lives.

Community Building & Advocacy
We honor and embrace our fiduciary responsibility to manage our resources efficiently and effectively, and to remain accountable.

Life-Long Learning
We are committed to educating and encouraging the general public and legislators to include people with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities in all aspects of community life. Our services and programs are designed to maximize choices and opportunities for the people we serve.