University of Phoenix, Axia
HSM 230 Ethical Issues in Human Services Organizations
Sara Trovatore, MSW
September 8, 2010
As the new director of Community Ties, a nonprofit social services organization, it is my duty to write a mission statement and a value statement for our organization as well as an explanation of each and how they tie together. The basis of the organization is to provide strength and support to our local community. Our aim is to grow and become a leader within our community that the people will respect and depend on. To meet this challenge, Community Ties needs to create a strong code of ethics, define the role of leadership, and create a solid ethical board of oversight. By creating a strong ethical base, Community Ties will become successful, sustainable, and a respected member of the community. With all these basics in place, it is the goal of Community Ties to engender an organizational culture that thrives on teamwork and celebrates diversities both within the organization as well as the diversities within the community we serve. Community Ties needs to do outreach and research regarding what and where the needs of the community are. We also need to attend and participate in community meetings, advertise our newly formed organization, and create pamphlets and flyers with information about local, state, and federal laws as well as facts sheets. Description
Community Ties members consists of community-based organizations, professionals, and other community members. Community Ties is a community-based, nonprofit organization that helps individuals gain access to community supports and services for individuals in need of services such as counseling, rape crisis, behavioral health services, domestic abuse services, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, Salvation Army, Red Cross, and other such services. We aid and assist those individuals to take their first step toward a better everyday life, in doing so we help to find the community supports and services that best meets the individual’s needs. We help individuals who are mentally and developmentally disabled, people going through traumatic situations, and abuse victims not only get out of a situation they are in but also to help them cope with everyday life. For those who are homeless and are seeking assistance, we get the information on the different organizations such as Salvation Army and the Red Cross as well as soup kitchens and homeless shelters. A piece of this assistance will be in the form of attending and participating in the community meetings to help guide understanding of those we serve, and providing flyers, and fact sheets. Another piece of the assistance we provide will be in the form of bringing in top researchers and professionals to educate all stakeholders involved in the issues. Mission Statement
Community Ties exists to provide supports and services to individuals seeking assistance through a coalition of united efforts of community members, community-based organizations, and professionals to improve the quality of life, enhance opportunities, and to instill hope for the future for the individuals and families we serve. The mission statement will support the ethical system by ensuring non-bias, equal opportunity for all individuals seeking help regardless of sex, age, race, and religion. Community Ties makes it part of their mission to only work with ethically-based organizations. By helping these individuals, Community Ties’ hope is to enable these individuals become successful at accessing these services on their own and becoming independent. This mission statement hopes to send the message that the community is tied together, to help strengthen every community member, and comes together to support every member. Values Statements
Do What's Right: We are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct in all that we do. We believe that honesty and...