Mission, Vision and Values

Vision

A community where everyone's basic needs are met, including dignified and affordable housing, an abundance of healthy food, and meaningful social connection.


Mission

To confront the causes and respond to the effects of poverty in our community.


 

Values

Advocacy

We work to overcome the social and economic barriers that prevent individuals and families from achieving their goals.

Caring

We value empathy, compassion and respect.

Communication

We listen to and share with one another. We value open, honest and nonjudgmental interactions.

Community

We actively build coalitions among a broad spectrum of individuals, congregations and community organizations.

Hope

We have faith that our work will lead to positive change for individuals and the community.

Self-Sufficiency

We help people in need achieve their goals by providing information, support and access to resources.

Volunteer, Staff, Client/Guest Partnership

We work together to achieve IFC’s mission by respecting each partner’s strengths and contributions.

 

Adopted by the Board of Directors January 17, 2001